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ADAMS/Car : Damper+Spring vs. Airspring

ADAMS/Car : Damper+Spring vs. Airspring

ADAMS/Car : Damper+Spring vs. Airspring

Hi all,

Each one of us used for the suspension system that classic group : damper + spring.

But has anyone ever tried to replace this classic group with the airspring system ?

For e.g. in ADAMS 2014, if you load the Adams/Car Truck (from Tools and then Plugin Manager), then you will be able to use airspring and / or truck_airspring.

But here the things become more complex, at least for truck_airspring... because this implies a ride height sensor. Also I attached a short PDF presentation.

P.S. Mr. Locock, I tried to contact you by LinkedIn. Please be kindly and accept my connection request.

Best Regards,
Daniel U.

RE: ADAMS/Car : Damper+Spring vs. Airspring

Hello Greg,

Let's take it step by step. Many trucks and buses use the axles with airspring system and a Ride Height Sensor (R.H.S. establishes the vertical travel/displacement of vehicle body).
This R.H.S. as single part (neither left, nor right side) is linked by a Panhard System.

I want to implement this airspring system and his R.H.Sensor on an independent suspension for passenger cars. (please search on Google the AirMatic System used by Mercedes-Benz). But it's known that the passenger cars don't use a Panhard System.

And my big problem is how and where can I link the R.H.S. for an independent suspension with double wishbone ??

RE: ADAMS/Car : Damper+Spring vs. Airspring

Link the RHS to each lower arm. You'll need one for each wheel if they are all independent suspensions. A very simple approach would be to mount them to the top and bottom of each spring.


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