Complete 3D Dynamic Analysis of Blade Reversal Behavior in a Windshield Wiper System 2003-01-1373
This paper details an analysis theory to simulate various dynamic characteristics of a windshield wiper system on a vehicle for the purposes of computer-aided virtual prototyping. The analytical model consists of three-dimensional (3D) mechanical models of the complete wiper system and arm & blade subsystem which carries out complex reversal behavior. The equations of motion are solved considering the vehicle's 3D windshield surface data. Thus, the dynamic reaction forces in the vertical and frictional directions can be calculated at any point within the wiping pattern.