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Study of Different Twist-Beam Axle Configurations in Elastokinematics and Handling Behavior of a Vehicle
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 25, 2016 by SAE International in United States
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The twist-beam suspension is widely used in vehicles due to the simplicity of its construction, less occupied space and its low manufacturing cost in comparison with multi-link suspension. The difficulties related to the design of a twist-beam axle concern the large number of possible configurations for twist-beam profile and the stiffness adjustment of axle beam and suspension arms. However, design process can be done with the aid of multibody dynamics simulations, by testing several configurations in a virtual way. In this work, a simplified twist-beam suspension model is studied, and the influence of variation of its parameters is analyzed in its elastokinematics behavior and in handling performance of a vehicle.
CitationMorales, E., "Study of Different Twist-Beam Axle Configurations in Elastokinematics and Handling Behavior of a Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 2016-36-0184, 2016, https://doi.org/10.4271/2016-36-0184.
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