Engineering >> Mechanical Engineering

Resonance in a Suspension System

by Michael Stoupas


Submitted : Fall 2011

The project describes a situation that models a vehicles suspension system and wheel travel, represented by a differential equation, of forced, dampened oscillation motion. In the problem we are given a differential equation and a solution in which I had to solve to get. The original equation that represented the suspension system, happen to be a somewhat famous differential equation so solving the problem and feeling confident in getting the answer was a breeze. Then as the project ventured deeper into analysis of the equation I was given an identity to use, to solve for other variables in the equation.

In conclusion the project yields variables for: frequency, and amplitude which were found by manipulating an equation, and then frequency was found by taking the first derivative of that equation.



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Advisors :
Fernando Burgos, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell