Estimation of tracked vehicle suspension parameters

Aldélio Bueno Caldeira, Michelle Soraia de Carvalho, Ricardo Teixeira da Costa Neto


This work aims to estimate the suspension stiffness and damping coefficient of a tracked vehicle by using an inverse problem technique based on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and on Random Restricted Window (R2W). The tracked vehicle has ten road wheels. Each road wheel is linked to a passive and independent suspension. A half car model with seven degrees of freedom describes the bounce and pitch dynamics of the chassis and the vertical dynamics of the wheels. Bounce and pitch accelerations are evaluated when the vehicle traverses a bump terrain. The inverse problem approach minimizes the total quadratic error between estimated and pseudo-experimental data for bounce and pitch accelerations. The viability of a field experiment to estimate the suspension parameters is analyzed, as well as the performance of the employed optimization methods and the effects of the noise on pseudo-experimental data.



vehicle suspension; inverse problem; R2W; PSO.

Texto completo:

PDF (English) (baixado


ISSN 1806-2563 (impresso) e ISSN 1807-8664 (on-line) e-mail:


Resultado de imagem para CC BY