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Characterizing the Road-Damaging Dynamics of Truck Tandem Suspensions
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 01, 1993 by SAE International in United States
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The road damage caused by heavy trucks is accentuated by the dynamic loads excited by roughness in the road. Simulation models of trucks are used to predict dynamic wheel loads, but special models are required for tandem suspensions. Parameter values to characterize tandem suspension systems can be measured quasi-statically on a suspension measurement facility, but it is not known how well they fit dynamic models.
The dynamic behavior of leaf-spring and air-spring tandem suspensions were measured on a hydraulic road simulator using remote parameter characterization techniques. The road simulator tests were duplicated with computer simulations of these suspensions based on quasi-static parameter measurements to compare dynamic load performance. In the case of the walking-beam suspension, simulated performance on the road was compared to experimental test data to evaluate the ability of the walking-beam model to predict dynamic load.
The simulation models proved very good at duplicating tandem suspension performance up through axle-hop resonance in the 10-15 Hz range.
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CitationGillespie, T. and Karamihas, S., "Characterizing the Road-Damaging Dynamics of Truck Tandem Suspensions," SAE Technical Paper 932994, 1993, https://doi.org/10.4271/932994.
SAE 1993 Transactions: Journal of Commercial Vehicles
Number: V102-2; Published: 1994-09-01
Number: V102-2; Published: 1994-09-01
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