Study of a horizontal seat suspension with a model of the seated human body and energy recovery braking subsystem
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Koszalin University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Koszalin, Poland
Submission date: 2023-11-15
Final revision date: 2024-01-09
Acceptance date: 2024-01-10
Online publication date: 2024-03-26
Publication date: 2024-04-30
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Tomasz Krzyżyński   

Department of Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2024;62(2):321-335
This article explains the mechanics, control strategies and main applications of a new concept which achieves a balance between energy saving and driver comfort. A physical and mathematical model of a suspension system with energy recovery is presented. It shows practical implementation of the BLDC braking system with energy recovery in a horizontal seat suspension and a detailed simulation analysis of their features and performance. The research involves a specific solution, with a specific BLDC motor, and experimental tests on a laboratory stand. The results of the simulation study using a simplified biomechanical model and experimental studies with human participation are presented.
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