Influence of Stiffness of Rear Leaf Spring on Van Vibration Loading

  • Yu. A. PolyakovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The influence of the stiffness of the rear leaf spring on the vibration loading of the van is estimated using a spatial model of its dynamic. The new model of spatial oscillations of the van with all-metal body taking into account the dynamics of the movement by road microprofile, nonlinearities of dynamic hysteresis characteristics of elements of the vibroprotective systems and tires, taking into account the deformation of frame and body, is built. The calculations were carried out when moving the van in two weight states: empty and full weight. For analysis of the vibration loading of the van, the spectrums of vertical accelerations at several points of the van construction were obtained. All calculations were performed in the “FRUND” programmatic system. Based on the calculation results, the rational stiffness parameters of the rear spring are proposed. The results obtained in the course of calculations were constructively realized by removing the fourth and sixth leaves from the standard leaf rear spring. This also led to a significant reduction in the weight of the rear leaf spring.


Vibration loading Leaf spring Stiffness of the leaf spring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”MoscowRussia

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