THE DESIGN OF VARIABLE ANTIDIVE VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS

Variable antidive suspension characteristics represent an excellent design compromise between 100 percent dive compensation and ride harshness. This paper develops a simple suspension modification which permits wide flexibility in the choice of variable antidive to be used by a vehicle designer. A sample suspension design is presented for which variable antidive characteristics are developed. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Ford Motor Company and presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 30 to December 5, 1975, Houston, Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Metz, D
    • CARLSON, A
    • Golden, L
    • OWEN, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Accession Number: 00148970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 75-WA/DE-24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM