Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


ISSN: 1451-4117

E-ISSN: 1821-31977
Volume 7 article 166, pages: 45 - 53

Belingardi Giovanni 
Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanics, Italy

Demic Miroslav 
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Kragujevac, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanics, Italy

Shock absorbers are fundamental part of the vehicle suspension. Suspensions are needed to guarantee vehicle handling and passenger comfort. For good handling and braking performance of the vehicle, the tire-road contact forces need to be as stable as possible. Each wheel should always remain in contact with the ground. Comfort means that vibrations, induced by road profile during riding, are of a minimal nuisance to the passengers. When designing a new vehicle, a lot of development effort is focused on the optimal choice of the suspension parameters, stiffness and damping. This paper presents some results of an experimental study conducted on shock absorbers for rear suspension of a vehicle that currently is on the market. Experimental tests were performed in conditions of repeated shock excitation. Based on the characteristic diagrams that correlate Force with the kinematic values (Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration), by means of the "black box" method, a mathematical model of the shock absorber response has been identified.

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