Theoretical and Numerical Analysis of Fibrous Composite C-Springs
During the last few decades, fibrous composite materials have been diversified and replaced some traditional metallic materials. These materials provide high strength to weight ratio together with high environmental corrosion resistance. One of the basic engineering applications, which have been attracted by the properties of these composites, is the automotive engineering. In this paper, the authors manipulated the composite C-compression springs as a new trend of vehicle suspension system instead of coil or leaf springs. This type of springs can be safely and efficiently implemented in the vehicles' suspension systems and most probably be used in the new suspension design proposed earlier by one of the authors. Previous work on this context had shown a quality nature and economical technology in the use of composite springs in transportation and/or industrial applications.