A study of the effect of rear suspension auxiliary roll damping on vehicle-handling dynamics


UZUNSOY E. , Olatunbosun O.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART D-JOURNAL OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING, vol.219, pp.21-30, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 219
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1243/095440705x6523
  • Title of Journal : PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART D-JOURNAL OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-30

Abstract

The handling dynamics of a University of Birmingham Racing Formula Student racing car, incorporating a novel rear suspension load transfer system which provides auxiliary roll damping, is modelled using a simulation tool, HANDSIM, developed for vehicle-handling studies, and the effect of the system on the vehicle's handling performance is discussed by considering the results obtained from the simulation. The aim of implementing this suspension load transfer system is to improve the handling characteristics of the vehicle in severe cornering manoeuvres.