Design, analysis and investigation of an independent suspension for passenger cars

BELLUOMO, Carlo, LENZO, Basilio, BUCCHI, Francesco and VELARDOCCHIA, Mauro (2018). Design, analysis and investigation of an independent suspension for passenger cars. In: CARBONE, Giuseppe and GASPARETTO, Alessandro, (eds.) Advances in Italian Mechanism Science: Proceedings of the Second International Conference of IFToMM Italy. Mechanisms and Machine Science, 68 (68). Netherlands, Springer, 165-173.

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The objective of this paper is the design of a front suspension. The layout used is the McPherson strut, widely adopted for road cars due to its simplicity and to the limited space required. The handling, comfort and durability of the suspension are strictly related to the position of the hardpoints, and to the elastic elements. A sensitivity analysis is carried out to investigate the roll behavior of a standard vehicle during cornering. A multi-body dynamics software is used to perform ramp-steer simulations on a full-vehicle model. Results show the different peculiarities of three specific cases of analysis, each of them emphasising the effects of a specific parameter on the whole system.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISSN 2211-0984 e-ISSN 2211-0992
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Automation and Robotics Research > Systems Modelling and Integration Group
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Engineering and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Basilio Lenzo
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 12:05
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 14:55

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