Using K&C Measurements for Practical Suspension Tuning and Development

Paper #:
  • 2004-01-3547

Published:
  • 2004-11-30
Citation:
Morse, P., "Using K&C Measurements for Practical Suspension Tuning and Development," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-3547, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-3547.
Author(s):
Pages:
12
Abstract:
In recent decades suspension kinematics and compliance (K&C) testing has become a support-testing standard in the vehicle industry, providing invaluable data for suspension design and vehicle dynamics simulations. But in practical ride and handling tuning/development work, many readily available K&C test measurements have yet to achieve the empirical significance of traditional derived parameters such as roll center heights and roll stiffness distributions. In an attempt to emphasize the practical usefulness of K&C test data, this paper presents several methods by which this data can directly assist with chassis tuning and development. Traditional K&C data interpretation methods are discussed and new concepts such as “yaw efficiency” are developed and presented.
Access
Now
SAE MOBILUS Subscriber? You may already have access.
Buy
Select
Price
List
Download
$28.00
Mail
$28.00
Members save up to 42% off list price.
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL

Related Items

Article
2017-07-26
Training / Education
2018-05-21
Book
2009-12-01
Training / Education
2017-06-15
Training / Education
2007-08-08
Book
2006-01-01
Training / Education
2007-07-11
Event
2018-04-10