No.1019E 2023Special Edition on Automotive Technologies Kinematic Analysis and Design of Suspension-steering Mechanisms for Vehicles

Author Prof. Nobuyuki IWATSUKI
Dr. Eng, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Abstract Aiming to understand suspension and steering mechanisms for vehicles, kinematic analysis of the MacPherson strut suspension mechanism and Ackermann-Jeantaud scheme steering mechanism which are frequently used in front engine-front drive small cars is explained based on the essential spatial geometry and vector analysis. Motion performance of vehicles due to the mechanisms is quantitatively evaluated with the fluctuation of turning center and the transmissibility of steering mechanism. The process and results of the optimum design of the mechanisms based on the criteria of the motion performance are then explained.
Keyword steering mechanism, suspension mechanism, spatial linkage, kinematics, mechanism design, optimization
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