Research on Mass Partition Coefficient for a Whole Car under Vertical and Lateral Road Excitations
Consider the imperfectness of mass partition coefficient for a whole car in automotive theories, a vehicle physical model with fourteen degree of freedoms under vertical and lateral road excitations is adopted as research background in this paper. With the help of force analysis of sprung mass in three dimensional space and investigations on vertical, lateral, pitch, roll and yaw motions, the ration relations of dynamical coupling between a whole suspension and four quarter suspensions are deduced and achieved. The analytical results obtained in this paper develop the theoretical content of mass partition coefficient. It will be utilized to analyze, test and control among different car suspensions in the fields of vibration, handling and steering systems in future.
L. Wu "Research on Mass Partition Coefficient for a Whole Car under Vertical and Lateral Road Excitations", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 29-32, pp. 177-182, 2010