Altering heavy vehicle air suspension dynamic forces by modifying air lines
by Lloyd Davis, Jonathan Bunker
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 18, No. 1, 2011

Abstract: An experimental programme in 2007 used three air-suspended Heavy Vehicles (HVs) 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 program. Alterations to dynamic measures derived from axle-to-chassis forces with standard-sized longitudinal air lines vs. larger longitudinal air lines fitted are presented and discussed.

Online publication date: Fri, 07-Jan-2011

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