Optimal Roll Center Height of Front McPherson Suspension System for a Conceptual Class A Vehicle

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Master Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology

2 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology


In this paper, the effects of roll center height of McPherson suspension mechanism on dynamic behaviour of a vehicle are first studied, and then the optimum location of roll center of this suspension system is determined for a conceptual Class A vehicle. ADAMS/Car software was used for the analysis of vehicle dynamic behaviour in different positions of suspension roll center. Next, optimization process has been done using ADAMS/Insight. Results show significant effects of roll center location on body roll angle, body roll rate and steering response. Also, the contradiction between body roll and steering response can be observed.


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