The suspension is what links the wheels to the vehicle body and allows relative motion. This chapter covers the suspension mechanisms, and discusses the possible relative motions between the wheel and the vehicle body. The wheels, through the suspension linkage, must propel, steer, and stop the vehicle, and support the associated forces.


Coordinate Frame Leaf Spring Coil Spring Unsprung Mass Wheel Center 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza N. Jazar
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  1. 1.School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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