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Design and Finite Element Analysis of Suspension Systems for High-speed Vehicles

Jayant Bhavsar, Smit Patel, Prutthak Patel, Sarjan Pandya, Dhaval B. Shah and Absar Lakdawala

Abstract

Suspension is one of the most important sub-systems of vehicles which plays a key role in the performance and handling of the vehicle. In this research paper, the design and optimization of the suspension system for a high-speed vehicle are discussed. The necessary parameters of geometry like roll rate, ride rate, load transfer, natural frequency, etc., are calculated based on given constraints for gaining desired performance. Kinematic analysis is carried out to find the dynamic parameters like camber gain, instantaneous center movement, toe change, etc. Computer aided design (CAD) modeling and material selection for control arms are very crucial as these are the primary structures responsible for transmitting force from ground to chassis. A case study is conducted to show the possible advantages of nanocomposites. The finite element analysis (FEA) is performed for control arms based on calculated force to attain the best strength-to-weight ratio. The factor of safety, equivalent stress, and deformation is obtained within the prescribed limit as per FEA.

Published on: March 15, 2024
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2024-s1-026
Citation: Bhavsar J, Patel S, Patel P, Pandya S, Shah DB, et al. 2024. Design and Finite Element Analysis of Suspension Systems for High-speed Vehicles. NanoWorld J 10(S1): S143-S149.

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