| Home | KSAE | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us |  
top_img
International Journal of Automotive Technology > Volume 13(7); 2012 > Article
International Journal of Automotive Technology 2012;13(7): 1033-1046.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12239-012-0106-4
OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS OF FUNCTION GENERATION IN STEERING LINKAGES
R. SANCIBRIAN, A. DE-JUAN, F. VIADERO
University of Cantabria
ABSTRACT
This paper presents an approach to optimize planar mechanisms for function generation synthesis. It is applied to the design of different steering linkages used in road vehicles where the Ackermann condition is formulated as the objective function. Four different mechanisms are kinematically defined and synthesized in terms of the proposed method. Limitations of the size of the elements are also considered by means of inequality constraints. Solutions are presented as the difference between desired behaviour, established by Ackermann, and actual generated performance. The results show that the accuracy achieved by the proposed procedure is satisfactory for working conditions in this type of linkages.
Key Words: Optimal synthesis, Steering linkages, Ackermann condition, Mechanisms design
Editorial Office
21 Teheran-ro 52-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06212, Korea
TEL: +82-2-564-3971   FAX: +82-2-564-3973   E-mail: manage@ksae.org
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Copyright © The Korean Society of Automotive Engineers.                 Developed in M2PI
Close layer
prev next