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Evaluation Of Damping Properties Of Composite Mount Using A Five-element Model With Variable Parameters


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H. Andou, T. Ohkado, N. Tsujiuchi & T. Koizumi


A mount is designed that combines air-spring with viscous fluid. In this mount, air-spring generates the dynamic stiffness, and the shearing of viscous fluid generates the loss stiffness. The conceptual purposes are to adjust a neutral position easily by changing the pressure of the air-spring and to prevent a rapid drop of the damping performance from the stationary characteristics in the case of excess load. The purpose of this research is to evaluate damping properties of the composite mount. First, the dynamic characteristics of the composite mount are obtained by excitation tests of the mount itself. But the characteristics might not be identified by the standard mechanical model accuracy because they depend on not only excitation frequency but also amplitude. So the nonlinear dynamic characteristics are identified using the five-element model with a variable parameter. Finally, the composite mount is compared with the viscous mount by simulation using the identified model, and the damping performance is quantitatively indicated. Keywords: mount, damping properties, five-element model, Maxwell model. 1 Introduction The ride comfort for the hydraulic excavator has been strongly demanded every year. Not only the structural durability of the cab but also the improvement of cab vibration is an important requirement. The viscous mount is widely used as a mount to reduce the cab vibration, which is shown in fig.1. The mount mainly


mount, damping properties, five-element model, Maxwell model.