Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension
- Special Publication
- ISBN 0-89883-176-8
- 52 pages
The L. Ray Buckendale Lectures, inaugurated in 1954, commemorate the contributions of the 1946 SAE President as a developer of the latent abilities of young men and as an authority in the theory and practice of gearing, particularly as applied to automotive vehicles.
Truck suspensions for heavy-duty trucks perform complex and conflicting functions and have been the subject of much development. This paper provides information on many types of suspensions presently in use and indicates those applications for which the particular types of suspensions in use are best suited. While primary emphasis is placed on leaf spring suspensions, data are also provided on other types of suspension such as rubber, air, torsion bar, and solid mount suspensions which are in current use.