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Suspension Analysis and Computational Geometry

ISBN-10: 0470510218
ISBN-13: 9780470510216
Edition: 2009
Authors: John Dixon
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List price: $217.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/23/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 434
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This unique explanation of suspension characteristics and suspension geometry characterisation by coefficients provides an in-depth understanding of suspension design not to be acquired elsewhere. It explains how to obtain desired coefficients, the limitations of particular suspension types, etc, with essential information for suspension designers, suspension modifiers (e.g. in racing), and anyone else with an interest in suspension characteristics and vehicle dynamics. Technical computer programmers will be particularly interested in the discussion of problems of three-dimensional computational geometry applied to suspension design, and the example programs. A thorough explanation of vehicle suspension geometry characteristics and how they are computed Complements the author's previous successful title "Tires, Suspension and Handling" by looking solely at the suspension element. Covers in three main parts, the areas of tires, suspension and handling; the properties of all different suspension types; and computer methods of evaluating suspension geometric properties. Includes the results of previously unpublished research and consultancy work

Preface
Introduction and History
Introduction
Early Steering History
Leaf-Spring Axles
Transverse Leaf Springs
Early Independent Fronts
Independent Front Suspension
Driven Rigid Axles
De Dion Rigid Axles
Undriven Rigid Axles
Independent Rear Driven
Independent Rear Undriven
Trailing-Twist Axles
Some Unusual Suspensions
References
Road Geometry
Introduction
The Road
Road Curvatures
Pitch Gradient and Curvature
Road Bank Angle
Combined Gradient and Banking
Path Analysis
Particle-Vehicle Analysis
Two-Axle-Vehicle Analysis
Road Cross-Sectional Shape
Road Torsion
Logger Data Analysis
Reference
Road Profiles
Introduction
Isolated Ramps
Isolated Bumps
Sinusoidal Single Paths
Sinusoidal Roads
Fixed Waveform
Fourier Analysis
Road Wavelengths
Stochastic Roads
References
Ride Geometry
Introduction
Wheel and Tyre Geometry
Suspension Bump
Ride Positions
Pitch
Roll
Ride Height
Time-Domain Ride Analysis
Frequency-Domain Ride Analysis
Workspace
Vehicle Steering
Introduction
Turning Geometry - Single Track
Ackermann Factor
Turning Geometry - Large Vehicles
Steering Ratio
Steering Systems
Wheel Spin Axis
Wheel Bottom Point
Wheel Steering Axis
Caster Angle
Camber Angle
Kingpin Angle Analysis
Kingpin Axis Steered
Steer Jacking
References
Bump and Roll Steer
Introduction
Wheel Bump Steer
Axle Steer Angles
Roll Steer and Understeer
Axle Linear Bump and Roll Steer
Axle Non-Linear Bump and Roll Steer
Axle Double-Bump Steer
Vehicle Roll Steer
Vehicle Heave Steer
Vehicle Pitch Steer
Static Toe-In and Toe-Out
Rigid Axles with Link Location
Rigid Axles with Leaf Springs
Rigid Axles with Steering
Reference
Camber and Scrub
Introduction
Wheel Inclination and Camber
Axle Inclination and Camber
Linear Bump and Roll
Non-Linear Bump and Roll
The Swing Arm
Bump Camber Coefficients
Roll Camber Coefficients
Bump Scrub
Double-Bump Scrub
Roll Scrub
Rigid Axles
Reference
Roll Centres
Introduction
The Swing Arm
The Kinematic Roll Centre
The Force Roll Centre
The Geometric Roll centre
Symmetrical Double Bump
Linear Single Bump
Asymmetrical Double Bump
Roll of a Symmetrical Vehicle
Linear Symmetrical Vehicle Summary
Roll of an Asymmetrical Vehicle
Road Coordinates
GRC and Latac
Experimental Roll Centres
References
Compliance Steer
Introduction
Wheel Forces and Moments
Compliance Angles
Independent Suspension Compliance
Discussion of Matrix
Independent-Suspension Summary
Hub Centre Forces
Steering
Rigid Axles
Experimental Measurements
Reference
Pitch Geometry
Introduction
Acceleration and Braking
Anti-Dive
Anti-Rise
Anti-Lift
Anti-Squat
Design Implications
Single Arm Suspensions
Introduction
Pivot Axis Geometry
Wheel Axis Geometry
The Trailing Arm
The Sloped-Axis Trailing Arm
The Semi-Trailing Arm
The Low-Pivot Semi-Trailing Arm
The Transverse Arm
The Sloped-Axis Transverse Arm
The Semi-Transverse Arm
The Low-Pivot Semi-Transverse Arm
General Case Numerical Solution
Comparison of Solutions
The Steered Single Arm
Bump Scrub
Reference
Double Arm Suspensions
Introduction
Configurations
Arm Lengths and Angles
Equal Arm Length
Equally-Angled Arms
Converging Arms
Arm Length Difference
General Solution
Design Process
Numerical Solution in Two Dimensions
Pitch
Numerical Solution in Three Dimensions
Steering
Strut Analysis in Two Dimensions
Strut Numerical Solution in Two Dimensions
Strut Design Process
Strut Numerical Solution in Three Dimensions
Double Trailing Arms
Five-Link Suspension
Rigid Axles
Introduction
Example Configuration
Axle Variables
Pivot-Point Analysis
Link Analysis
Equivalent Links
Numerical Solution
The Sensitivity Matrix
Results: Axle
Results: Axle
Coefficients
Installation Ratios
Introduction
Motion Ratio
Displacement Method
Velocity Diagrams
Computer Evaluation
Mechanical Displacement
The Rocker
The Rigid Arm
Double Wishbones
Struts
Pushrods and Pullrods
Solid Axles
The Effect of Motion Ratio on Inertia
The Effect of Motion Ratio on Springs
The Effect of Motion Ratio on Dampers
Velocity Diagrams in Three Dimensions
Acceleration Diagrams
References
Computational Geometry in Three Dimensions
Introduction
Coordinate Systems
Transformation of Coordinates
Direction Numbers and Cosines
Vector Dot Product
Vector Cross Product
The Sine Rule
The Cosine Rule
Points
Lines
Planes
Spheres
Circles
Routine PointFPL2P
Routine PointFPLPDC
Routine PointITinit
Routine PointIT
Routine PointFPT
Routine Plane3P
Routine PointFP
Routine PointFPPl3P
Routine PointATinit
Routine PointAT
Routine Points3S
Routine Points2SHP
Routine Point3Pl
Routine PointLP
Routine Point3SV
Routine PointITV
Routine PointATV
Rotations
Programming Considerations
Introduction
The RASER Value
Failure Modes Analysis
Reliability
Bad Conditioning
Data Sensitivity
Accuracy
Speed
Ease of Use
The Assembly Problem
Checksums
Iteration
Introduction
Three Phases of Iteration
Convergence
Binary Search
Linear Iterations
Iterative Exits
Fixed-Point Iteration
Accelerated Convergence
Higher Orders without Derivatives
Newton's Iterations
Other Derivative Methods
Polynomial Roots
Testing
References
Nomenclature
Units
Greek Alphabet
Quaternions for Engineers
Frenet, Serret and Darboux
The Fast Fourier Transform
Index

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