Title: Synthesis of a rectilinear independent rear suspension and experiment research

Authors: Xiaolin Zi; Xiang Liu; Jie Zhang; Jing-Shan Zhao

Addresses: WanXiang Group, Hangzhou 311200, China ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China ' WanXiang Group, Hangzhou 311200, China ' State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing 100084, China

Abstract: This paper synthesises a rectilinear independent rear suspension in order to minimise the variation range of the alignment parameters during jounce and rebound. Simulation through the software of ADAMS verifies the rectilinear motion characteristics of the suspension. Based on the structure design and prototype test of the suspension system, the comparing experiments of rectilinear suspension and MacPherson suspension are carried out with kinematic and compliance (K&C) test rig. The experiments indicate that the alignment parameters of the rectilinear suspension are almost invariable compared with the MacPherson suspension.

Keywords: rectilinear guidance; suspension synthesis; kinematics; simulation; rear suspension; rectilinear motion; vehicle suspension; rectilinear suspension; alignment parameters.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVP.2014.069118

International Journal of Vehicle Performance, 2014 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.313 - 325

Received: 09 May 2013
Accepted: 24 Mar 2014

Published online: 28 Apr 2015 *

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