Design, Analysis and Investigation of an Independent Suspension for Passenger Cars

  • Carlo Belluomo
  • Basilio LenzoEmail author
  • Francesco Bucchi
  • Mauro Velardocchia
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 68)


The objective of this paper is the design of a front suspension. The layout used is the McPherson strut, widely adopted for road cars due to its simplicity and to the limited space required. The handling, comfort and durability of the suspension are strictly related to the position of the hardpoints, and to the elastic elements. A sensitivity analysis is carried out to investigate the roll behavior of a standard vehicle during cornering. A multi-body dynamics software is used to perform ramp-steer simulations on a full-vehicle model. Results show the different peculiarities of three specific cases of analysis, each of them emphasising the effects of a specific parameter on the whole system.


Suspension McPherson Roll centre Simulations Sensitivity analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Belluomo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Basilio Lenzo
    • 2
    Email author
  • Francesco Bucchi
    • 3
  • Mauro Velardocchia
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  3. 3.Università di PisaPisaItaly

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