Design of Robust PI Controller for Vehicle Suspension System

  • Yeroglu, Celaleddin (Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Inonu University, Turkey) ;
  • Tan, Nusret (Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Inonu University, Turkey)
  • Published : 2008.03.01


This paper deals with the design of a robust PI controller for a vehicle suspension system. A method, which is related to computation of all stabilizing PI controllers, is applied to the vehicle suspension system in order to obtain optimum control between passenger comfort and driving performance. The PI controller parameters are calculated by plotting the stability boundary locus in the $(k_p,\;k_i)$-plane and illustrative results are presented. In reality, like all physical systems, the vehicle suspension system parameters contain uncertainty. Thus, the proposed method is also used to compute all the parameters of a PI controller that stabilize a vehicle suspension system with uncertain parameters.


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