Patki, A., "Driveline Optimization by Mini Crossmember," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-1128, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-1128.
Several critical factors influence the conventional practice of defining driveline propeller shafts. One of these is the location of the center bearing bracket mounting. This in-turn depends on the frame ladder's crossmember. It has been observed that this dependence results in more number of joints and propeller shafts. “Driveline optimization by mini crossmember” is one of the solutions that offers flexibility in regards to the location of the center bearing bracket. Also this helps in achieving optimization.