Arunachalam, S., Kannan, R., Gopikannan, N., and Sekar, J., "Durability Improvement of Track Rod in Commercial Vehicle Operating in Off-Road Application," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2722, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2722.
With advancement of technology, better safety and higher vehicle reliability is primary requirement of end customer especially in public transportation. Hence there exist challenges in design and development of steering system for long haulage and tipper application. In the steering system, track rod is used to steer both the front tyre under different operating condition assisted by power steering system. This paper deals with the failures observed on track rod in long haulage and tipper application with loading conditions. Also the methodology adapted to resolve the field failures.