Suspension System in JCB Construction Machinery
This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics when designing highway machinery. Because a driver has to remain in the same machine for almost eight hours each day, the vibration amplitudes of the operator’s seat, which should be kept as low as possible, are a key factor when designing the cab layout. This resource explores the maths of suspension systems, using Newton’s laws of motion, Hooke’s law of elasticity, and simultaneous equations
Detailed notes and examples are provided and there are extension activities for students to complete, together with learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The resource is supported by JCB Excavators Limited.
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