Leaf Spring Stiffness

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fastener

Leaf spring are spring made of thin strips of metal (could be a single strip) stacked in layers to asorbe the vibration.  They are normally used on suspension systems for wheeled vehicles or trailers.

leaf spring stiffner 1Leaf Spring Stiffness for Semi-Elliptic Laminated Formula

(Eq. 1)  \(\large{ k = \frac { 8 E n w t^3  } { 3 l^3 }  }\)

Where:

\(\large{ k }\) = stiffness

\(\large{ n }\) = number of leaves

\(\large{ l }\) = span

\(\large{ t }\) = thickness of leaves

\(\large{ E }\) = Young's Modulus

\(\large{ w }\) = width of leaves

leaf spring stiffner 2Leaf Spring Stiffness for Quarter-Elliptic Laminated Formula

(Eq. 2)  \(\large{ k = \frac { E n w t^3  } { 6 l^3 }  }\)

Where:

\(\large{ k }\) = stiffness

\(\large{ n }\) = number of leaves

\(\large{ l }\) = span

\(\large{ t }\) = thickness of leaves

\(\large{ E }\) = Young's Modulus

\(\large{ w }\) = width of leaves

 

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