AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ORIGINS OF VIBRATION OF AN AUTOMOBILE REAR AXLE

An investigation was carried out to determine the origins of vibration of an automobile rear axle with the object of establishing the significance of road-surface-induced vibratory inputs. This was achieved by measuring the vibratory acceleration of the rear axle of an automobile as it traverses straight sections of typically paved roads, at uniform speeds, then comparing the results with those obtained by laboratory simulation. The investigation revealed significant levels of vertical, longitudinal and, to a much lesser extent, lateral vibrations. The main source of vertical vibrations is shown to be induced mainly by vertical displacements imposed by the road-surface irregularities on the vehicle tyres. The longitudinal and lateral components are shown to be induced mainly by the engine and the drive-line (including tyre/wheel assemblies) as well as due to coupling between the vertical, longitudinal and lateral motions of the rear axle imposed by the geometry of the rear axle suspension. /Author/TRRL/

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kamash, KMA
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 123-134
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM