Effect of steering-housing rubber bushings on the handling responses of a vehicle

Jungho Park, Parviz E Nikravesh

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An investigation of the effect of rack-housing rubber bushings on the handling characteristics of a vehicle is presented using a sophisticated three-dimensional vehicle model based on multibody dynamic analysis method. Previous research on this problem has been limited to a transfer function model for a simplified one- or two-dimensional steering subsystem. This paper uses a multibody modeling approach to find the effects of the steering-system compliance on the complete vehicle system. Sample simulations for circular cornering and pulse steering show that the steering-system compliance is the source of the frequency peak in the yaw rate to hand-wheel angle response function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 1997
EventInternational Congress and Exposition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Feb 24 1997Feb 27 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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