Design Synthesis of Suspension Architecture for the 1997 Chevrolet Corvette
This paper describes the hardware execution of the front and rear suspensions of the all new 1997 Chevrolet Corvette. Topics covered include: alternative design trade-off, mass optimization, alignment and trim, structural interfaces, shared components, component design and a review of the overall design of the front and rear suspensions. Two case studies are detailed for the front upper and rear lower control arms. The systems engineering process used for suspension design is described throughout the paper.