The Simulation of an Automotive Air Spring Suspension Using a Pseudo-Dynamic Procedure
AbstractThis paper describes a numerical solution to characterize the deformation of a bellows-type air spring for automotive suspensions. In a first step, the shell structure is modeled as a practically inextensible membrane that has virtually no bending stiffness; the structure has only a pneumatic-elastic deformation due to the compressibility of the pressurized air. In a second step, a finite element modeling of the device using a commercial code is carried out in order to validate the first model. Complementing this work, an experimental procedure based on a pseudo-dynamic technique was implemented to simulate the behavior of the pneumatic suspension bellows subjected to dynamic loads. The method consists of a combined numeric/experimental procedure simulating a suddenly applied load. View Full-Text
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De Melo, F.J.M.Q.; Pereira, A.B.; Morais, A.B. The Simulation of an Automotive Air Spring Suspension Using a Pseudo-Dynamic Procedure. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1049.
De Melo FJMQ, Pereira AB, Morais AB. The Simulation of an Automotive Air Spring Suspension Using a Pseudo-Dynamic Procedure. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(7):1049.Chicago/Turabian Style
De Melo, Francisco J.M.Q.; Pereira, António B.; Morais, Alfredo B. 2018. "The Simulation of an Automotive Air Spring Suspension Using a Pseudo-Dynamic Procedure." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 7: 1049.
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