Rubber Mount

A rubber mount consists of a combination of a vector force and three transfer functions. The total transfer behavior of the component is determined through a theoretical model of four spring components and three damping components, arranged as shown next. Extended Poynting-Thomson Model of Force Component

Implemented in Mount Displacement dependency: Engine mounts are carefully designed concerning their nonlinear spring characteristics to ensure that they isolate the powertrain's vibrations against the chassis, but are also stiff enough to react the engine torque. The displacement dependency is defined in a spline entered in a force table. K0 is the derivative of the static force-displacement relationship at zero displacement. For the z direction, K0z is calculated from the force table. For the x and y direction, K0x/K0y is either calculated from a force table, or is calculated as a scale factor times K0z. Frequency dependency: Rubber mounts show a dynamic stiffness, which is about 20% above the static stiffness (dynamic stiffening). Above frequencies of about 5 Hz, the dynamic stiffness is only slightly increasing. The loss angle is almost constant versus frequency and dependent on the dynamic stiffening behavior of the amplitude. The frequency dependency can, therefore, be described with only one parameter, the loss angle. The loss angle can be easily read out of measured hysteresis curves, which are the most common information sources from testrig investigations. You can specify K2-K4 and C2-C4 or let Adams/Engine calculate these parameters to fit the constant loss angle you define for the dynamic stiffness. The dynamic stiffness is the stiffness curve at zero displacement.

• .Displacements in x. y and z direction. uz . and z direction. uy.Dynamic Stiffness of Rubber Mount The component outputs the following results: •ux.Forces in x. y. fy. fx. fz .

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