Hydropneumatic Suspension Systems

  • Wolfgang Bauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-17
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    Pages 95-140
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-237

About this book


Hydropneumatic suspensions systems combine the excellent properties of gas springs with the favourable damping properties of hydraulic fluids. The advantages of these systems are particularly appropriate for automotive applications, such as passenger cars, trucks and agricultural equipment. In this book, Dr. Bauer provides an extensive overview of hydropneumatic suspension systems. Starting with a comparison of different types of suspension systems, the author subsequently describes the theoretical background associated with spring and damping characteristics of hydropneumatic systems and furthermore explains the design of the most important system components. Additionally he gives an overview of level control systems and various special functions. Finally the technology is illustrated by design examples and the outlook for future hydropneumatic suspensions is discussed.


agricultural equipment automotive commercial vehicles construction equipment damper fluid hydraulic hydropneumatic level control pneumatic spring suspension

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Bauer
    • 1
  1. 1.WeinheimGermany

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