Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-3547
2004-11-30

Using K&C Measurements for Practical Suspension Tuning and Development 2004-01-3547

In recent decades suspension kinematics and compliance (K&C) testing has become a support-testing standard in the vehicle industry, providing invaluable data for suspension design and vehicle dynamics simulations. But in practical ride and handling tuning/development work, many readily available K&C test measurements have yet to achieve the empirical significance of traditional derived parameters such as roll center heights and roll stiffness distributions. In an attempt to emphasize the practical usefulness of K&C test data, this paper presents several methods by which this data can directly assist with chassis tuning and development. Traditional K&C data interpretation methods are discussed and new concepts such as “yaw efficiency” are developed and presented.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Members save up to 16% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Suspension Geometry: Theory vs. K&C Measurement

2008-01-2948

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Novel Force-Based High-Speed Three-Dimensional NASCAR Vehicle Model

2004-01-3525

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Force-Based Roll Centers and an Improved Kinematic Roll Center

2006-01-3617

View Details

X