- Volume 22 Issue 4
This paper intoduces a new lateral damper, which is simply called "leaf spring damper(LSD)", using the leaf springs. The principle and the contruction of this novel damper is described in detail. The theoretical analysis of the damper is presented. The advantages of this novel damper are discussed. Experiments are performed on four dampers which have the different stiffness and damping coeficients respectively. The dynamic coefficients of the dampers and the temperature rise of working fluid are measured as the vibration speeds. The experimental results are compared with the theoretical results and it is found a good agreement.agreement.