Journal Published Online: 01 September 1981
Volume 9, Issue 5

Evaluation of Assembly Stresses of Automotive Leaf Springs by Acoustic Emission



The acoustic emission Kaiser effect is used to evaluate the quantitative state of stress of leaf springs used in the automotive industry. Changes in curvature radii or in yield stress caused by thermal or mechanical treatment of the leaves are accurately assessed by a bend test procedure. The computation of the assembly stresses of the springs can be made knowing the actual yield stress of each leaf, thus enabling optimal design. The technique may be applicable to the reuse of discarded leaf springs subjected to mechanical deformation.

Author Information

Baram, JC
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Eckhaus, S
Israel Aircraft Industry, Beer-Sheva Plant, Israel
Rosen, M
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
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Stock #: JTE11521J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11521J