Free vibration method for technical condition assessment of automotive shock absorbers
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Wydział Transportu, Politechnika Śląska
Politechnika Śląska
Politechnika Warszawska
Submission date: 2017-03-30
Final revision date: 2017-06-27
Acceptance date: 2017-06-27
Publication date: 2017-09-25
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Łukasz Jan Konieczny   

Wydział Transportu, Politechnika Śląska, ul. Krasińskiego 8, Katedra Budowy Pojazdów Samochodowych, Wydział Transportu Politechnika Śląska, 40-019 Katowice, Polska
Diagnostyka 2017;18(3):47–53
The article provides a discussion on oscillatory methods used for technical condition assessment of shock absorbers in automotive vehicles, focusing primarily on free vibration methods. It comments on results of simulation studies of a simple two-mass model conducted by application of a pulse input function. Results of experimental tests have also been provided in the paper. The foregoing tests consisted in recording of accelerations of the body of an automotive vehicle equipped with a shock absorber enabling simulation of shock absorbing liquid leakage. The follow-up analyses were conducted to establish the decrement of damping as well as the damping coefficient.