A Design Study of a Composite Leaf Spring

  • Tao Jianxin
  • Xue Yuan-De


The design method of a composite leaf spring is presented in this paper. The composite leaf spring manufactured has excellent static and fatigue behavior. The life prediction for specimens subjected to three-point bending fatigue and proof-test which will guarantee a minimum life for a specimen are also discussed. The evaluation methods of impact damage we proposed, especially the single-specimen test, have prospects for engineering applications.


Fatigue Life Impact Energy Impact Resistance Impact Damage Leaf Spring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tao Jianxin
    • 1
  • Xue Yuan-De
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsTongji UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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