Title: Modern suspensions in European trailers and semi-trailers

Authors: A. Frey

Addresses: SAF Achsenfabrik Keilberg, Development Division, Hauptstrasse 26, 63856 Bessenbach, Germany

Abstract: The author describes the design and function of modern European trailers and semitrailers. He mainly concentrates on the air suspension design principle, but also looks at conventional leaf spring suspension. The advantages and disadvantages of modern air suspensions are discussed and compared with conventional leaf spring suspensions.

Keywords: air suspension; European trailer design; semitrailer design; trailer suspensions; trailer axles; leaf spring suspension; suspension design; heavy vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1996.054556

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1996 Vol.3 No.1/2/3/4, pp.140 - 148

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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