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Transient behaviour of a vehicle leaf spring

C. R. Bester, M. C. van Schoor
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 13, No 1 | a575 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v13i1.575 | © 1994 C. R. Bester, M. C. van Schoor | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 July 1994 | Published: 09 July 1994

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C. R. Bester,, South Africa
M. C. van Schoor,, South Africa

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The quasi-static and dynamic force transfer characteristics of an asymmetric tapered leafspring of a South African truck were experimentally determined by measuring the direction dependent stiffnesses and lowest natural frequency. The test results were also used to verify and modify a Rayleigh-Ritz dynamic model of the spring.


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