Suspension

From The Saab Tech Wiki
Revision as of 18:16, 2 November 2009 by Pardsbane (Talk | contribs) (Created page with '== Spring Rate Calculation == If you want to have your own springs wound, here is some information for you... * The formula is: k= (Gd^4)/(8(D^3)N) * Where: d = wire diame…')

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Spring Rate Calculation

If you want to have your own springs wound, here is some information for you...

  • The formula is:
 k= (Gd^4)/(8(D^3)N)
  • Where:
d = wire diameter
D = spring diameter
N = number of active coils
G = Shear modulus of material, For steel; G = 79.3 GPa

Take your tape measure and check the diameter of the coils and you've got everything you need.

The EASY way, would be to plug in the data here.

A bit more exacting formula can be figured out from the information on this page