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Altering heavy vehicle air suspension dynamic forces by modifying air lines

Davis, Lloyd E. & Bunker, Jonathan M. (2011) Altering heavy vehicle air suspension dynamic forces by modifying air lines. International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS) I, 18(1), pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

An experimental programme in 2007 used three air suspended heavy vehicles travelling over typical urban roads to determine whether dynamic axle-to-chassis forces could be reduced by using larger-than-standard diameter longitudinal air lines. This paper presents methodology, interim analysis and partial results from that programme. Alterations to dynamic measures derived from axle-to-chassis forces for the case of standard-sized longitudinal air lines vs. the test case where larger longitudinal air lines were fitted are presented and discussed. This leads to conclusions regarding the possibility that dynamic loadings between heavy vehicle suspensions and chassis may be reduced by fitting larger longitudinal air lines to air-suspended heavy vehicles. Reductions in the shock and vibration loads to heavy vehicle suspension components could lead to lighter and more economical chassis and suspensions. This could therefore lead to reduced tare and increased payloads without an increase in gross vehicle mass.

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ID Code: 40367
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: air lines, dynamic loadings, HVs, heavy vehicles, payload increase.
DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2011.037957
ISSN: 1744-232X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200) > Automotive Engineering not elsewhere classified (090299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Dynamics Vibration and Vibration Control (091304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Past > Schools > Social Work & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Inderscience
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2011 11:25
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2011 00:10

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