OFF-ROAD SUSPENSION DESIGN: Ride and Handling of BAJA Buggies (Off Road Suspension Design Book 1) (English Edition)

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This Book consists in a definition and analysis of BAJA suspension geometry to an off-road vehicle. The suspension selection is accomplished through the study of its geometric characteristics to design its dimensions and position of installation in the vehicle according to the expected behavior. The current suspension of the vehicle, on the front and rear axles, is analysed for understanding its dynamic behavior. The vehicle in analysis is a “Mini-Baja”, off-road prototype, which is used to run nationals competitions between engineering colleges.

Suspension should be designed in a way which would help in making a vehicle provide
resistance to all impact loads. The compatibility of the A-arms and 3-link suspension with the detailed parameters can produce exceptional results in the graphs of camber and caster variations , toe angles ,Ackermann geometry , proper flow of forces from chassis to ground, bump steer and shock absorber characteristics. This ensures that the off-road vehicle would improve its perceived quality of its dynamic performance and would provide good driver satisfaction in concert with excellent vehicle packaging. The same
design could be used in other off-road vehicles like Forest Rangers, Military Cars and Trucks, even in many Passenger Sports Utility Vehicles with slight variations as per the vehicle specifications and usage.