Document Type : Original Article


1 Mechanical Engineering Dept, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos. Lagos. Nigeria

2 Mechanical Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos. Nigeria

3 Mechanical Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Lagos State University Epe Campus Lagos State Nigeria


In this paper, skyhook control strategy is applied to semi-active suspension system with magneto-rheological (M.R) damper to improve the ride performance of the suspension system of a vehicle traversing steady state road conditions. When a vehicle travels over uneven terrain at varying speeds, the sprung mass and unsprung mass undertake various movements that make the chassis and driving to respond dynamically, which severely affects the rider's comfort and general health. Using MATLAB/Simulink software, the impact of the skyhook element on the parameters governing the suspension of the vehicle is modeled, examined, and contrasted with suspension systems devoid of a skyhook control technique. The outcomes show that the vertical weighted root-mean-square is reduced by control strategy offered by skyhook, as well as rms acceleration of the sprung mass (vehicle body), resulting in less discomfort for riders and less suspension travel as the vehicle traversed the steady state road conditions.