FREQUENCY LOCUS CONSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BOUNCE AND ROLL MOTIONS OF A SIMPLE TRAILER

The body of a two-wheeled trailer with a swing-axle suspension exhibits steady-state bounce and roll motions when excited periodically by vertical inputs at the wheels. Graphical constructions are presented for the determination of (a) the frequency-response amplitudes of the body support points, and (b) the effect of roll stiffness on roll amplitudes. Damping of the anti-roll torsion bars is favoured by the results of the studies. The theory may be applied to motor car suspensions if the coupling of the front and rear suspensions through the body is neglected.(a) (TRRL)

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    Inderscience Enterprises Limited

    La Motte Chambers
    St Helier, Jersey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • THOMPSON, A G
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00322201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 566
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 21 1984 12:00AM