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International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering

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Modelling Accuracy of a Car Steering Mechanism with Rack and Pinion and McPherson Suspension

J. Knapczyk / P. Kucybała
Published Online: 2016-09-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2016-0044


Modelling accuracy of a car steering mechanism with a rack and pinion and McPherson suspension is analyzed. Geometrical parameters of the model are described by using the coordinates of centers of spherical joints, directional unit vectors and axis points of revolute, cylindrical and prismatic joints. Modelling accuracy is assumed as the differences between the values of the wheel knuckle position and orientation coordinates obtained using a simulation model and the corresponding measured values. The sensitivity analysis of the parameters on the model accuracy is illustrated by two numerical examples.

Keywords: steering mechanism; suspension; model; accuracy


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About the article

Received: 2016-05-12

Revised: 2016-07-02

Published Online: 2016-09-10

Published in Print: 2016-08-01

Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 3, Pages 751–759, ISSN (Online) 2353-9003, ISSN (Print) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2016-0044.

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© 2016 J. Knapczyk et al., published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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