| || Wishbone Structure for Front Independent Suspension of a Military Truck
Author : Jagirdar, V.V.;Dadar, M.S.;Sulakhe, V.P.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:60(2) ; 2010 ; pp 178-183
Subject : 623 Military Science and Engineering;Defence Science Journal
Keywords : Independent suspension;live axle;double wishbone configuration;MBD analysis
Abstract : Wishbone structure for double wishbone front-independent Suspension for a military truck application is presented. At present, the vehicle is equipped with rigid axle with leaf springs. There are two aspects that dictate the design of wishbone structure, viz. the path of relative motion between the constituents of the suspension system and the forces transmitted between them. Also, enhancement of mobility was made possible by maintaining the live axle in the system. A double wishbone, double coil spring with twin damper configuration was employed for this application. MBD Analysis was carried out using MSC ADAMS. A double wishboneindependent suspension has been designed for the front axle and has been successfully integrated with the vehicle.