Journal Published Online: 07 December 2017
Volume 46, Issue 1

Vibration Levels in Vans as a Function of Payload and Leaf Spring Sheet Number



Measuring the vehicle vibration environment is essential to understanding and simulating the adequacy of a packaged-product system and its ability to ensure protection from transportation hazards. In the transportation industry, various vehicles are used to perform shipping tasks, including light commercial vehicles that became the most popular vehicles in single unit and lightweight package transportation. In this study, the transport vibration levels in vans were measured as a function of payload and number of leaf spring sheets used. The vans consisted of one with a 20 % payload of total capacity and another with an 80 % payload. The vans were divided into two groups: those with a single leaf spring and those with a double leaf spring. The measurement conditions were the motorway and speed between 110 and 130 km/h. The results revealed that transport vibration levels are affected by payload and the number of spring sheets. A low payload and single leaf spring contributed to the highest transport vibration levels. The power density level peaks were between 1.5 and 3.5 Hz, then around 15 Hz.

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Böröcz, Péter
Department of Logistics and Forwarding, Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary
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Stock #: JTE20160538
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20160538