Vellore Institute of Technology
In automotive design, the seat plays an important an important role in ensuring passenger comfort, especially in the case of long-distance drives. Most OEMs today focus on static comfort of seats, while paying limited attention towards dynamic comfort. This project by the students of VIT helped shed some more light on importance of dynamic comfort.
Using simulation tools from Adams, the students designed a model to scrutinize the performance of a semi-active seat suspension system using a PID controller and a newly designed magneto-rheological fluid damper. The software helped the students to test their model seamlessly and cost effectively on real time basis, using virtual prototyping and virtual testing, before physical prototyping and testing.