The Use Of Specialised Shot Peening Techniques Or Tapered Leaf Suspension Springs For Road Vehicles

Author:  Robinson, C.G. and Smart, E.
Source:  Conf Proc: ICSP-2, (p. 79-83)
Doc ID:  1984071
Year of Publication:  1984
Techniques have been put into practice which allow the design of springs to stresses up to 40% higher than those used in the design of conventional leaf springs. The paper describes the processes used, the fatigue life potential and relates these to the residual stresses attainable, with particular emphasis on real life case studies. Descriptors: Tapered leaf springs-- Taperlite springs; Fatigue strength; Strain peening-- Presetting

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