As far as vehicle suspension incorporating steel springs is concerned, the number of damping characteristics can be limited to two; friction damping and viscous damping. Friction damping occurs in every system and is maintained by friction forces acting in opposition to the motion. With true (Theoretical)viscous damping the damping force opposing the oscillation is proportional to the velocity of the latter. Many hydraulic dampers meet this requirement over the lower range of their characteristic. The effect of damping on the pattern of vibration decay and the effect of damping on the force and displacement transmissibility and resultant acceleration are shown. The Askania hand vibrograph is illustrated, along with the vibrograph records of diesel-electric locomotives. Typical characteristics of various damping methods encountered with railway vehicles are graphed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • KOFFMAN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1959-10-30

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 362-366
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  • Accession Number: 00037703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM