Proportional–integral–derivative type H controller for quarter car active suspension system

Bilal Erol, Akın Delibaşı

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This paper presents a linear matrix inequality based Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) type H controller design for a quarter car active suspension system. The model of the real system is derived with the help of identification techniques. The conventional H controller design method and PID tuning techniques are used to derive H controllers for this model. The performance of these controllers is compared in simulation and application phases. The response of a real time system can be quite different, due to some unmodeled parametric uncertainties and/or environmental noises which may arise during operation, and this undesired effect increases proportionally with the order of the controller. Therefore, it is inevitable to get more inconsistent solutions with high order controllers than low order ones. Disadvantages of full order controllers are discussed not only in the simulation phase but also in application phase. All results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1951-1966
Number of pages16
JournalJVC/Journal of Vibration and Control
Issue number10
Early online date19 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • fixed order controller
  • H∞ controller
  • PID controller
  • quarter car suspension
  • system identification
  • system modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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