An Analog Computer Method for Determining “g” Loads and Resulting Motions in Automobile and Truck Wheel-Frame Systems 710165
A general analog computer procedure is presented for the dynamic analysis of a selected realistic model of an automobile or truck vehicle wheel-frame system. The elements of the model are assigned a set of values based on a preselected vehicle, and the model is then subjected to a number of inputs which correspond to test track road disturbances at various speeds. This procedure is successively applied to a number of typical vehicles. Time-varying values of wheel spindle and frame reaction “g” loads, acclerations, and displacements are recorded, and illustrative waveshapes are depicted. Tables indicating extreme values of these quantities are also included.
Citation: Kurajian, G. and Burr, H., "An Analog Computer Method for Determining “g” Loads and Resulting Motions in Automobile and Truck Wheel-Frame Systems," SAE Technical Paper 710165, 1971, https://doi.org/10.4271/710165. Download Citation
George M. Kurajian, Harold Burr
The University of Michigan
1971 Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition