Durability Analysis of an Automobile Coil Spring Using Hybrid I-Kaz
A durability related analysis has been performed using a new statistical-based method, called the Hybrid Integrated Kurtosis-based Algorithm for Z-notch filter (Hybrid I-kaz) Technique. This method provides a two dimensional graphical representation of the signal amplitude and the Hybrid I-kaz coefficient that were used to measure the degree of data scattering. For validation purposes, road tests have been conducted in order to measure the strain and vibration signals on a coil spring. Three road surfaces were used for the road test and data collection purposes. This study used test signals which excited based on three different road surfaces. The 5-mm strain gauge and an accelerometer were fixed on the outer surface of the coil spring for measuring the variable amplitude strain loadings together with the vibration response. The time domain strain and vibration signals were then analysed using global signal statistics and Hybrid I-kaz coefficients. Finally, it was found that the respective coefficients for each signals showed an increment with the total value of strain range and vibration amplitudes.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
N. B. Ismail et al., "Durability Analysis of an Automobile Coil Spring Using Hybrid I-Kaz", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 472-477, 2011