Browse Publications Technical Papers 2012-01-1939
2012-09-24

Frame Flexibility Influence on Commercial Vehicle Performance 2012-01-1939

Looking for fuel efficiency and improvement of the load capacity, new truck designs are targeting chassis weight reduction. As a consequence, the frame can become less stiff, and its higher flexibility can affect the vehicle handling and NVH performance. This paper presents a study of the effects of the frame compliance in regard to the vehicle dynamic behavior.

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