A comprehensive review of the techniques on regenerative shock absorber systems

Zhang, R, Wang, X and John, S 2018, 'A comprehensive review of the techniques on regenerative shock absorber systems', Energies, vol. 11, no. 5, 1167, pp. 1-43.


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Title A comprehensive review of the techniques on regenerative shock absorber systems
Author(s) Zhang, R
Wang, X
John, S
Year 2018
Journal name Energies
Volume number 11
Issue number 5
Article Number 1167
Start page 1
End page 43
Total pages 43
Publisher MDPI AG
Abstract In this paper, the current technologies of the regenerative shock absorber systems have been categorized and evaluated. Three drive modes of the regenerative shock absorber systems, namely the direct drive mode, the indirect drive mode and hybrid drive mode are reviewed for their readiness to be implemented. The damping performances of the three different modes are listed and compared. Electrical circuit and control algorithms have also been evaluated to maximize the power output and to deliver the premium ride comfort and handling performance. Different types of parameterized road excitations have been applied to vehicle suspension systems to investigate the performance of the regenerative shock absorbers. The potential of incorporating nonlinearity into the regenerative shock absorber design analysis is discussed. The research gaps for the comparison of the different drive modes and the nonlinearity analysis of the regenerative shock absorbers are identified and, the corresponding research questions have been proposed for future work.
Subject Circuits and Systems
Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
Keyword(s) regenerative
shock absorber
drive mode
vehicle dynamics
output power
nonlinearity
DOI - identifier 10.3390/en11051167
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