alexa Leaf Spring Modelling for Real Time Applications


Fluid Mechanics: Open Access

Author(s): DrIng Georg Rill, Norbert Kessing and DiplIng

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Even though it is the oldest type of automotive suspension, leaf springs continue to be a popular choice for solid axles. Though simple in appearance, a leaf spring suspension causes many problems in modelling. For dynamic simulation the vehicles are usually modelled by multi-body-systems (MBS), [5]. Most wheel/axle suspension systems can be modelled by typical multi-body-systems elements like rigid bodies, links, joints and force elements, [4]. Poor leaf spring models approximate guidance and suspension properties of the leaf spring by rigid links and separate force elements, [3]. For realistic ride and handling simulations the deformation of the leaf springs must be taken into account.

This article was published in 18th IAVSD-Symposium in Atsugi, Japan and referenced in Fluid Mechanics: Open Access

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