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.
|Title of host publication||The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 24th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD 2015)|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Bibliographical noteJ. Z. Jiang, X. Liu, A. J. Harrison & X. Na, 2013. ‘Curving Performance for Railway Vehicles with Advanced Passive Suspensions’. in: 23rd IAVSD.
- Road Damage
- PASSIVE VEHICLE SUSPENSIONS
- Heavy Vehicles