To analyze truck ride comfort, the authors developed a relatively simple simulation model in 16 degree-of-freedom. As a result of studying important truck structural features, such as friction of leaf springs, bending stiffness of a frame, etc., calculation results of a transfer function response analysis agreed fairly well with measured data. As means for ensuring better ride comfort, NISSAN DIESEL developed a floating cab suspension system. To optimize the specification of the system, we utilized this analytical method effectively.
Y. Yamada, Y. Watanabe
Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
3rd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering (1985)
Motor Vehicle Technology-Mobility for Prosperity-P-169