An Optimal Design Software For Vehicle Suspension Systems 2000-01-1618
Vehicle suspensions can be regarded as interconnection of rigid bodies with kinematic joints and compliance elements such as springs, bushings, and stabilizers. Design of a suspension system requires detailed specification of the interconnection point (or so called hard points) and characteristic values of compliance elements. During the design process, these design variables are determined to meet some prescribed performance targets expressed in terms of SDFs(Suspension Design Factors), such as toe, camber, compliance steer, etc. This paper elaborates on a systematic approach to achieve optimum design of suspension systems.