Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to build and test a model of an active suspension system to minimize the vertical oscillations of a vehicle's body for varying road conditions. The road condition was simulated by introducing an oscillation to the system through an electromagnet. An electromagnet based closed loop control system was established to oppose the vehicle's motion. It was concluded that the vertical oscillations experienced by the vehicle were significantly reduced by the implementation of a proportional control system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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