Authors: R.P. lvanov, T.I. Todorov
Addresses: University of Rousse, Automotive Engineering Department, Studentska Str. 8,70 17 Rousse, Bulgaria. ' University of Rousse, Automotive Engineering Department, Studentska Str. 8,70 17 Rousse, Bulgaria
Abstract: This paper presents a method for the optimisation of the design parameters for a steering axle on a wheeled agricultural tractor using the criterion of minimal tyre wear on the front wheels. The method is based on two conditions for minimal tyre wear derived in a previous publication. The method has proven its effectiveness during the optimisation of the design parameters of the steering axle of an agricultural tractor MTZ-80. It can be used successfully in the practice for design and improvement of rear-axle driven wheeled vehicles with solid-axle suspensions.
Keywords: king-pin angles; steering linkage geometry; tyre wear; wheel angles; agricultural tractors; heavy vehicles.
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1998 Vol.5 No.2, pp.97 - 105
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