An eight-link anti-dive front suspension mechanism for scooters

Biing Yann Li, Fu Chen Chen, Hong Sen Yan

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This work presents an approach for dimensional optimal design of an eight-bar anti-dive front suspension for scooters. Static force analysis is carried out to obtain leverage-ratio curve. Then, dynamic analysis during braking for the front suspension is derived, and anti-dive effect curve is defined according to the principle of virtual work. Based on the dimensionlesslization of objective curves, multi-objective function optimal design is carried out. An example is given to illustrate the application of this technique. As a result, the proposed eight-bar mechanism has better performances than the existing TLAD mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-355
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Design
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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