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What are the different materials used in a spring shock absorber?

  1. I am to design a shock absorber for my project. Pl tell me what material the various components would be made of. Just gimme any rough idea you would have or just make a wild guess Anything! I just need a start and then I will take it from there.

    I have designed the thing on Solidworks but do not know what material to apply to various parts. I have labelled all d parts in following diagram. (I have already selected the material for spring so you may omit that one.) See the exploded view of the shock absorber here:
    [img src=http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r278/kush_arora/explodedviewfullassembly.jpg]
     
  2. jcsd
  3. berkeman

    Staff: Mentor

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_absorber

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  4. look up spring mass damper system.
     
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