Journal Published Online: 01 April 2006
Volume 34, Issue 6

Durability Test Analysis in a Passenger Vehicle Damper Spring Tower



The current technology for durability qualification of the damper spring tower component of a passenger vehicle is presented. The methodology was based on durability experiments performed on actual components mounted on a vehicle. Stresses acting on the component were experimentally measured by using rosette strain gages. Durability tests were performed over two different public road surfaces. Fatigue damage assessment was performed and the life of the component was estimated.

Author Information

Palma, ES
Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais — PUC Minas, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil
Martins, MGM
Fiat Automobile SA, Experimentação Chassis, Betim- MG, Brazil
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Stock #: JTE100039
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE100039