A device for damping vibration in a sprung system, usually by forcing oil through small internal passages in a tubular housing. Shock absorbers respond to motion.
A device that softens the shock that occurs when a car wheel runs over an obstacle, turns sharply or drops sharply into a rut in the road. Shock absorbers can be made using a coiled spring assembly or by using a piston and oil setup that uses the viscosity of the shock oil to regulate the stiffness of the shock absorber. Report this Word See also: Damping Added by: mkranitz
A device that converts motion into heat, usually by forcing oil through small internal passages in a tubular housing. Used primarily to dampen suspension oscillations, shock absorbers respond to motion; their effects, therefore, are most obvious in transient maneuvers.