The Truck Steering System From Hand Wheel to Road Wheel 730039
This paper covers the subject of commercial vehicle manual and power steering system design and development from the total vehicle viewpoint. It includes a discussion on the interrelationship of cab package, front suspension, and tires on truck steering as well as a description of the pertinent steering system characteristics. The function of the various steering system components are described as reference for system design and selection of industry available hardware for a specific application. The topics are presented in a manner which explains the logic of total steering system design from the initial stage of vehicle concept through the initial package proposal.