Improvements of Steering Wheel’s Idle Shaking

  • Wenku ShiEmail author
  • Guangming Wu
  • Shichao Wang
  • Zhiyong Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 201)


Vehicle steering wheel’s idle shaking has negative effect on driving comfort. The cause of steering wheel’s idle shaking was recognized through vibration test and modal analysis method. It was found that steering system’s operational modal was close to the 2nd order excitation frequency of the engine, and steering wheel resonated. To relief this problem, five improvements were presented, including structure reinforcement, lightweight design of steering wheel, installing of dynamic vibration absorber, matching of power train mounts and increase of engine idle speed. The effectiveness of each improvement was proved through experiments.


Steering wheel Idle shaking Structural optimization Lightweight design Dynamic vibration absorber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenku Shi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Guangming Wu
    • 1
  • Shichao Wang
    • 1
  • Zhiyong Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Automobile Simulation and ControlJilin UniversityChangchunChina

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