Validation of a suspension model and its elastic behaviour demonstrated at the formula student race car of the University Duisburg-Essen / Frédéric Etienne Kracht ... [et al.]

Frédéric, Etienne Kracht and Alex Armando, Roempler Dellien and Dieter, Schramm (2018) Validation of a suspension model and its elastic behaviour demonstrated at the formula student race car of the University Duisburg-Essen / Frédéric Etienne Kracht ... [et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 7 (1). pp. 35-57. ISSN 18235514

Abstract

Various types of models have been used for many years to predict the motion
of vehicle chassis. The complexity of these models ranges from rather basic to
sophisticated models including the elasticity of selected components. For the
latter flexible multibody models can be used to model in detail the elasto-kinematic behaviour of a vehicle suspension system by modelling components as
FE bodies. However, a model can only be considered valid after a successful
validation process. Standardized tests like the wheel travel test and the doublelane change manoeuvres are suitable for this purpose. It is not trivial to measure the kinematics due to the dynamic elastic deformations of the parts. This
paper demonstrates how to assess the significance of such effects on the kinematics. Laser sensors are used to measure the time-dependent position of the
parts. Stress gauges are also used to record stress and strain data of the metallic parts. Acceleration sensors are then applied to calculate the influence of
the moving chassis. All measurements are taken from the double-wishbone suspension equipped formula student race car. For the validation of the models,
experimentally measured data is compared against simulation data. Differences are minimized using optimization tools. Acceptable agreement between measured data and simulation data were obtained. The result is that non-meas-
ured manoeuvres can also be simulated using the validated model thereon af-
ter.

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Frédéric, Etienne Kracht
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Alex Armando, Roempler Dellien
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Dieter, Schramm
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 7
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 35-57
Keywords: Elasto-kinematic; formula-student; vehicle models; suspension; FEM
Date: 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41183
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