The Truck Steering System From Hand Wheel to Road Wheel
- Special Publication (SP)
- ISBN 0-89883-152-0
- 78 pages
The L. Ray Buckendale Lectures, inaugurated in 1954, commemorate the contributions of the 1946 SAE President as a developer of the latent abilities of young men and as an authority in the theory and practice of gearing, particularly as applied to automotive vehicles.
This paper covers the subject of commercial vehicle manual and power steering system design and development from the total vehicle viewpoint. It includes a discussion on the interrelationship of cab package, front suspension, and tires on truck steering as well as a description of the pertinent steering system characteristics. The function of the various steering system components are described as reference for system design and selection of industry avaliable hardware for a specific application. The topics are presented in a manner which explains the logic of total steering system design from the initial stage of vehicle concept through the initial package proposal.