Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Engineering Science and Materials Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

All Theses

ADAMS

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Engineering Science and Materials

Compliant Multi-Link Vehicle Suspensions, Souharda Raghavendra Jul 2008

Compliant Multi-Link Vehicle Suspensions, Souharda Raghavendra

All Theses

One of the goals of automotive lightweight engineering is to achieve reduction in mass, cost, and complexity of vehicle components, subsystems and systems without sacrificing functionality and expected performance. This thesis addresses functionally integrated suspension systems that could lead to reduction in part count and mass and save packaging space. It deals with the analysis of multi-link suspensions that combine the function of energy storage and the mechanism of wheel location and guidance within individual compliant links and members.
To explore possibilities, a generic kinematic model of an independent five-link suspension was built in the MSC.ADAMS multi-body dynamics simulation ...