Animation of a Quarter-Car Automotive Suspension

A standard linear quarter-car model is simulated and then animated.


Updated 14 Mar 2019

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This model was developed for use in teaching modeling, simulation, and optimization in graduate engineering courses. The simulation is particularly useful for demonstrating different simulation designs that are optimized for different applications (e.g., maximum handling capability, maximum comfort, etc.). The model is based on the electric vehicle case study found in this dissertation:

This code was used in the creation of this corresponding video, used for teaching:

Note: this submission does not include code for the multi-objective optimization highlighted in the youtube video.

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James Allison (2023). Animation of a Quarter-Car Automotive Suspension (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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