A Theoretical Model for Calculating Vibration Characteristics of A Kind of Driver Seat with Air Spring and MR Damper
In order to further reduce the vibration transmitted from vehicle to driver, a new model of driver scissors linkage seat suspension was put forward, in which an air spring with auxiliary chamber and a MR damper are between the face and floor of the seat. The motion differential equation of this seat suspension system was established and the theoretical computing formulation of it’s equivalent vertical stiffness, equivalent damping coefficient, natural frequency and damping rate were deduced. Besides, taking HY-Z04 scissors linkage seat, SK37-6 air spring of ContiTech and RD-1005-3 MR damper of LORD as an example, the equivalent stiffness and damping coefficient in different conditions of the air spring pressure, the sprung mass, the orifice diameter and MR damping were computed and analyzed. The study results show that the air spring pressure, the sprung mass, the orifice diameter and MR damping all have obvious influence on the equivalent stiffness and damping coefficient, so the seat comfort can be improved by changing the air spring pressure, the orifice diameter and MR damping according to driver’s weight and road condition.
Hun Guo, Taiyong Wang, Zeyu Weng, Weidong Jin, Shaoze Yan, Xuda Qin, Guofeng Wang, Qingjian Liu and Zijing Wang
X. X. Zhu and S. H. Zhu, "A Theoretical Model for Calculating Vibration Characteristics of A Kind of Driver Seat with Air Spring and MR Damper", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 141, pp. 8-14, 2012