Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Forum
[ Home ] [ Search ] [ Engineering and Design Database ] [ Resume/Job Database ] [ Product and Services Directory ]
[
Engineering, Design and Drafting Store ] [ Engineering Forum ] [ DFM DFA Training and Trainers ] [ GD&T Training GD&T Trainers ] [ Advertise
[ POSTING POLICY / RULES ][ Archive#1 ] [ Archive #2 ] [ Archive #3] [ Calculators ] [ Tell A Friend ]
Forum Moderators: randykimball, Administrator

Shackle in leaf springs Question
Post Reply   Forum
Posted by: antony

01/24/2005, 00:00:08

Author Profile Mail author Edit
I have noticed in almost all of the leaf springs (both in front & rear springs), the shackle is present always at the rear eye of the spring and not on the other eye. Why? why not on the front eye?

Regards
Antony







Post Reply | Recommend | Alert Rate View All   | Next |

Replies to this message


Re: Shackle in leaf springs
Re: Shackle in leaf springs -- antony Post Reply Top of thread Forum
Posted by: Cragyon
Bart
01/24/2005, 21:10:30

Author Profile Mail author Edit
Interesting question, I can see a reason for the rear axle configured that way.  If you analze the leaf spring dynamics by visualizing the front pin as stationary and stricking an arc motion with the rear shackled end.  You will the center of a semi-circle being the front pin and semi-circle being the rear shackle. This would allow movement of the axle away from the driveline.






Post Reply | Recommend | Alert Rate Where am I? Original Top of thread

Powered by Engineers Edge

© Copyright 2000 - 2018, by Engineers Edge, LLC All rights reserved.  Disclaimer