Optimal Design of Integral Steering Linkage Based on Matlab/Simulink
The integral steering linkage is the key part on vehicle, which can ensure the Ackerman steer angle when steering. in this paper, The mathematical model of the Ackerman steering linkage is established. The author introduces the optimal design program for the Ackerman steering linkage with MATLAB optimtoolbox. With the program, users can obtain optimized calculating results by inputting basic structural parameters. Actual output angle and expected input angle curves variation with input angle is automatically drawn so as to facilitate users for analysis, comparison and selection. The proposed method is accurate and efficient to design the splitting Ackerman steering linkage.
W. Chen and R. C. Guo, "Optimal Design of Integral Steering Linkage Based on Matlab/Simulink", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 48-49, pp. 779-782, 2011