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Load Dynamic Analysis of Upper and Lower Arm Automotive Suspension

[+] Author Affiliations
M. Bouazara, M. Saihi

University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Saguenay, QC, Canada

M. J. Richard

Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada

Paper No. IMECE2013-63212, pp. V013T14A010; 5 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 13: Transportation Systems
  • San Diego, California, USA, November 15–21, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5642-0
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


To reduce weight, in last decade the transport industry had recourse to the use of more lightweight material. Currently, several static elements of the vehicles are made of aluminum. However, the dynamic elements such as suspension parts cause difficulties due to high solicitations from vibration and road roughness. To better assess this damage in depth, the modeling of a full suspension system is more than necessary. In this work, a full quarter vehicle model while considering the motion of suspension along three axes is developed. This system is composed of an upper arm, lower arm, the spring, the damper, the wheel and the fastening elements. By using this full analytical model, all parameters such as, velocities, accelerations and forces can be determined.

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