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Study of the Sliding Door Shaking Problem and Optimization Based on the Application of Euler’s Spiral

Published October 3, 2018 by SAE International in United States
Study of the Sliding Door Shaking Problem and Optimization Based on the Application of Euler’s Spiral
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Citation: Chen, Z., Li, L., Wu, Y., and Zhou, W., "Study of the Sliding Door Shaking Problem and Optimization Based on the Application of Euler’s Spiral," SAE Int. J. Veh. Dyn., Stab., and NVH 2(3):213-222, 2018, https://doi.org/10.4271/10-02-03-0014.
Language: English

Abstract:

This study focuses on the sudden shaking phenomenon of a sliding door passing through a corner. This phenomenon requires attention because shaking during movement can lead to a harsh operation feeling and a short service life. An experiment based on a test setup was conducted, and the sudden change in the acceleration of a sliding door panel was measured. Based on multi-body dynamics (MBD) analysis and a rigid-flexible coupled model of the sliding door system, the cause of the sudden shaking was determined to be the discontinuous curvature of the middle rail trajectory. A transition curve was proposed as the solution for the discontinuous curvature, and Euler’s spiral was applied in the redesign of the middle rail trajectory. Verified by simulations, the results exhibit considerable improvement in sliding door movement stability, with large reductions in the maximum center of mass (CM) acceleration and guide roller impact force.