Passive Suspension Incorporating Inerters for Road Damage Improvement of Heavy Vehicles

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Road damage caused by heavy vehicles is a significant & long-term problem. This paper investigates the introduction of inerters into conventional spring & damper passive suspensions to reduce road damage. Two suspension layouts are proposed, in which the inerters are placed respectively in parallel and in series with the damper. These are fitted into quarter car and half car models. The maximum resulting reductions in the J95 road damage index are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD 2015)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Edition1st Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781498777025
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

J. Z. Jiang, X. Liu, A. J. Harrison & X. Na, 2013. ‘Curving Performance for Railway Vehicles with Advanced Passive Suspensions’. in: 23rd IAVSD.


  • Road Damage
  • Heavy Vehicles
  • Inerter


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