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Editors' perspectives: road vehicle suspension design, dynamics, and control

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Vehicle System Dynamics
Issue number1-2
Number of pages26
Pages (from-to)3-28
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper provides an overview of the latest advances in road vehicle suspension design, dynamics, and control, together with the authors' perspectives, in the context of vehicle ride, handling, and stability. The general aspects of road vehicle suspension dynamics and design are discussed, followed by descriptions of road-roughness excitations with a particular emphasis on road potholes. Passive suspension system designs and their effects on road vehicle dynamics and stability are presented in terms of in-plane and full-vehicle arrangements. Controlled suspensions are also reviewed and discussed. The paper concludes with some potential research topics, in particular those associated with the development of hybrid and electric vehicles.