OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS OF SUSPENSION MECHANISM WITH VARIABLE LEVERAGE RATIO FOR MOTORCYCLE.

Wen Miin Hwang, Jau Min Shih

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Abstract

This paper provides an approach on the analysis and synthesis of suspension mechanism with variable leverage ratio for motorcycle. First, the leverage ratio of suspension mechanism is defined, and advantages of this mechanism over traditional suspension mechanism with twin-shock absorber are discussed. Then, the method of static equilibrium and the principle of virtual work are applied to analyze the leverage ratio of suspension mechanisms. Finally, for the desired leverage ratio curve, the constrained flexible polyhedron method with dynamic centroid is proposed to synthesize the proper suspension mechanism with variable leverage ratio, and examples are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalChung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsueh Pao/Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Feb 1

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  • Mechanical Engineering

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