Elastic-Kinematics Analysis and Numerical Method for Five-Rod Suspension
This paper presents a numerical method for elastic-kinematics analysis of five-rod suspension based on displacement matrix method and spatial body equilibrium theory. A mathematical model for elastic-kinematics analysis of five-rod suspension is established and equilibrium equations of suspension are derived. The method for calculating equilibrium location of suspension when counterforce of road surface acts on the wheel is discussed on the precondition of considering the influence of the elasticity of each kinematic pair on suspension and not considering it. This method simplifies the solving process of elastic-kinematics analysis of five-rod suspension and is efficient especially for computer-based solving process.
M. W. Lu and W. Q. Zhao, "Elastic-Kinematics Analysis and Numerical Method for Five-Rod Suspension", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 308-310, pp. 27-34, 2011