What is a Cylinder Air Suspension?(A Brief Overview)

In this brief article, we will discuss the types of Cylinder Air suspension setups and their advantages and disadvantages. What is a Cylinder Air Suspension? A Cylinder air suspension is the type of air suspension that uses a Piston and cylinder arrangement to provide stiffness as well as damping to the wheels. What types of … Read more

FSAE Rear Suspension (A Brief Overview)

In this brief article, we will discuss the types of rear suspension setups used in the FSAE design competition. What types of Rear Suspension setups are used in the FSAE competition? The types of suspension used in the FSAE competition are: Pushrod Suspension Pullrod Suspension The Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by … Read more

What is Suspension Height?

In this brief article, we will discuss Suspension Height and the various aspects of suspension height. What is Suspension Height? Suspension height, also called ‘Ride Height’ is defined as the  vertical distance between the wheel center and a body reference point at a given loading condition. So suspension height by itself is not a complete … Read more

What is a Mono Shock Suspension?

In this brief article, we will discuss the Mono Shock suspension, its layout and its advantages. What is a Mono Shock Suspension? The Mono Shock Suspension is a variation of the Swingarm suspension. As the name suggests, it is a Swingarm with only one coilover strut.  Mono Shock Construction The Double and Single Swingarm setups … Read more

What is Suspension Travel?

In this brief article, we will discuss the Suspension Travel and the Suspension travel found in various types of suspension. What is Suspension Travel? Suspension travel is defined as the maximum vertical distance that the wheel can travel from the fully extended ‘Rebound’ condition to the fully compressed ‘Full Bump’ condition.  ‘Bump Travel’ is defined … Read more

Types of Semi Truck Suspension

In this brief article we are going to discuss the different types of Semi Truck Suspension systems and the trucks that have these suspension systems. What are the different types of Semi truck Suspension? The most common types of Semi Truck Suspension are: Leaf Spring Suspension Air-Leaf Suspension Air Suspension Tandem axle suspension Leaf Spring … Read more

What is the difference between a Trailing arm and a Control arm?

In this brief article, we will discuss the trailing arm, the control arm and the differences between the two. We will also discuss the different types of trailing arm Suspension What is the difference between a Trailing arm and a Control arm? Control arms are used to constrain the axle or wheel knuckle in a … Read more

What is a Swingarm Suspension?

In this brief article, we will discuss the swingarm Suspension and the types of Swingarm suspension. What is a Swingarm Suspension? Swingarm suspension is, as the name suggests, a swinging rear suspension control arm that connects the motorcycle rear wheel to the chassis. The Swingarm is also known by the names “swing fork” or “pivoted … Read more