Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis on the Steering System of Automobiles
The steering system of automobiles might vibrate under external excitation loading. Severe vibration of the steering system maybe bring the drivers uncomfortable and even result to noise and damage of some parts of the steering system. In the same time, it can not be satisfied with NVH design requirement of automobiles. In this study a three- dimensional finite element model of a steering wheel of automobiles was established and finite element static and dynamic analyses were conducted in order to validate dynamic characteristics and strength of the steering system. The simulation results can provide a reference for structural design of the steering system.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
L. X. Guo et al., "Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis on the Steering System of Automobiles", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 3498-3501, 2012