This paper deals with the design of a new vehicular pneumatic suspension. It presents an innovative scheme of suspension, using a special 3-membrane deformable fluid spring. The spring is provided with three internal chambers, supplied by a compressible fluid. Each chamber presents a different volume gradient versus the stroke; a proper variation of the connection between the chambers, that may be performed in few milliseconds, determines a stiffness variation of the air spring. The spring structure and the related mathematical models are presented. Afterwards the process of adaptation of the component to a specific mid-low class car model, in order to achieve a prototypal phase, is described. Finally the results of some dynamic simulations of the car behavior are shown.
Pneumatic Vehicular Suspension With a Controllable Stiffness Spring
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Ferraresi, C, Franco, W, Quaglia, G, Morello, A, & Pierucci, D. "Pneumatic Vehicular Suspension With a Controllable Stiffness Spring." Proceedings of the ASME 8th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Volume 2: Automotive Systems, Bioengineering and Biomedical Technology, Fluids Engineering, Maintenance Engineering and Non-Destructive Evaluation, and Nanotechnology. Torino, Italy. July 4–7, 2006. pp. 183-192. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ESDA2006-95400
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