Theoretical study of steering effort~Using AutoSim 2000-05-0243
The steering effort is an important characteristic of vehicles because it influences driver comfort directly. Steering effort and steering feel are of interest in this report. This report used AutoSim to model the vehicle and to prepare simulation code. FORTRAN was used to analyze the nonlinear behavior of vehicle and was also used for tire modeling using the Magic Formula. A parametric study of these parameters is carried out to get their effects on the steering effort. The influences of design parameters and driving conditions were computed.