Title: Technical note: Remodelling, design and testing of a steering system for improvement of the characteristics

Authors: Burak Yelken, Can Cogun

Addresses: Temsa R&D Company, Tubitak-MAM Technology Free Zone, 41470 Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkiye. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Gazi University, 06570 Maltepe, Ankara, Turkiye

Abstract: In the literature, mostly theoretical information and definitions on the steering system and components are found. In this study, a design map guiding the design of a complete steering system of a bus is given for design engineers. Design changes for an existing steering system are made by performing geometrical analysis, solid modelling and strength analysis of the parts. Some of the designed parts are manufactured and some of them are supplied from vendors to construct the steering system of the vehicle. The steering system is tested in the field under various testing conditions. The test results indicated an improvement in the performance of the designed steering system.

Keywords: vehicle steering; force analysis; bus steering; vehicle design; geometrical analysis; solid modelling; strength analysis; buses.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2010.029646

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2010 Vol.52 No.1/2/3/4, pp.237 - 251

Published online: 30 Nov 2009 *

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