Investigation into Suspension Dynamic Compliance Characteristics Using Direct Measurement and Simulation 2004-01-1065
Elastokinematic properties of the suspension system are one of major factors that improve ride and handling performances. Their properties have been quasi-statically determined using the in-door measurement device, such as the SPMD (Suspension Parameter Measurement Device). The elastokinematic properties in driving conditions, called dynamic compliance characteristics, are defined as the superposition of quasi-static properties, called static compliance characteristics. However, this superposition method has difficulties in predicting the suspension non-linearities under high lateral acceleration and transient behaviors. In this paper, dynamic compliance characteristics are directly determined through on-board measurements and transformation matrix. Their applications in validating ADAMS full vehicle model are discussed. Some experimental and simulation results about their unique properties and relationships with SPMD are presented.