Shock absorbers also known as damper is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses. It does this by converting the kinetic energy of the shock into another form of energy (typically heat) which is then dissipated.
Most shock absorbers are a form of dashpot (a damper which resists motion via visions friction). Shock absorbers are important in the following ways;
They are available in three different types;
- Conventional Telescopic Shock Absorbers
- Strut Type Shock Absorbers
- Spring Seat Shock Absorbers