Modeling and Kinematics Simulation Analyze of Conventional Suspension with Double Trailing Arms for Light Off-Road Vehicles
To study the kinematics characteristics of conventional suspension with double trailing arms for light off-road vehicles, suspension model of a light off-road vehicle was established on multi-body dynamics software ADAMS/View, which has double trailing arms and helical springs, and make the suspension kinematics simulation for getting the caster angle and front-wheel steering angle curves on different working conditions. The results show that the double trailing arm lengths, the angles between double trailing arms and horizontal plane/vertical plane, bushing stiffness of the double trailing arms linking with frame are main parameters that affect the caster angle and front-wheel steering angle. The suspension model is rational.
Xudong Wang, Baoyu Xu and Qingmei Xiao
R. L. Wang et al., "Modeling and Kinematics Simulation Analyze of Conventional Suspension with Double Trailing Arms for Light Off-Road Vehicles", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 312, pp. 673-678, 2013