Title: Design concept of front suspension compliance application to the Bluebird 910 with examination of steering shimmy

Authors: A. Inaba, M. Miyajima

Addresses: Engineer, Chassis Test Section No. 1, Chassis Test Department, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Yokosuka-shi, Japan. ' Engineer, Chassis Test Section No. 1, Chassis Test Department, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Yokosuka-shi, Japan

Abstract: It is known that the concept of suspension compliance is one of the important parameters in achieving better handling performance and improved riding comfort. Theoretical and experimental analyses were carried out on the influence of the front suspension compliance on steering shimmy and riding comfort. The results of the study were applied to the front suspension design of the Bluebird 910.

Keywords: vehicle design; steering shimmy; front suspension compliance; wheel alignment; braking; tyre wear; simulation model; vehicle handling; Nissan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1982.061287

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1982 Vol.3 No.4, pp.411 - 423

Published online: 25 May 2014 *

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