Stress Analysis and Life Testing of Brake and Suspension Components 640120
A reliable product is essential to the automotive industry. Experimental stress analysis complemented by life testing, as shown in this paper, plays a vital role in developing sound brake and suspension components. Testing techniques to provide rapid solutions are employed on a variety of structural members. The application of simple principles with regard for limitations provides solutions to a multitude of endurance problems. Rules are given to guide the beginner and to refresh the memory of the experienced test and development engineer. Careful use of the methods shown coupled with attention to the principles expounded will result in reliable designs.