Establishing correlation between leaf spring specifications and camber drop

Majdi Abdul Rani Ahmad, M. A. Mohamad Rozaidi, Sarat C. Dass, P. Srinivasa Rao

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Abstract

Manufacturing of leaf spring for automotive application to support heavy load vehicles such lorry and truck is a challenging process. This is due to the difficulty in fabricating the leaf spring exactly as per designed. The difference between the desired leaf spring shape and the actual fabricated shape is known as camber drop. The aim of this study is to establish the correlation between leaf spring specifications, camber drop and its processing parameters. The formulated equation can thus be used to predict the extent of camber drop and required action can be taken to reduce camber drop. This work was conducted by gathering data of variables suspected to influence camber drop, namely quenching camber, half-length of the spring, spring rate and end thickness of the spring. Regression analysis was conducted and the correlation between leaf spring’s specifications and camber drop is given. A mathematical model able to predict the extent of camber drop is formulated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationICME 2014
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages794-798
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783038352785
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Event5th International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2014 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Oct 201430 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume660
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2014
Abbreviated titleICME 2014
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period29/10/1430/10/14

Keywords

  • Camber drop
  • Leaf spring
  • Regression analysis
  • Spring rate and end thickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ahmad, M. A. R., Mohamad Rozaidi, M. A., Dass, S. C., & Srinivasa Rao, P. (2014). Establishing correlation between leaf spring specifications and camber drop. In Advances in Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering: ICME 2014 (pp. 794-798). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 660). Trans Tech Publications. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.660.794