Overview Camber plays a big role on vehicle balance and control. The inclination angle of the tires affect not only the maximum lateral grip but also the tire stiffness, which impacts on driver sensitivity, as well as...
Tie Rod Optimization Using OptimumKinematics Optimization Module
Overview This case study shows how to find the tie rod inner and outer ball joints coordinates that provide the best compromise between Ackerman angle in steering, the steering ratio and a custom bump steer curve while...
Motion Ratio Optimization Using OptimumKinematics Optimization Module
Overview This case study shows how to optimize the motion ratio values of a Push/Pull Rod system. The main objective is to achieve a targeted value of motion ratio for a heave motion by changing the rocker pickup...
The What, How, and Why of ISO Test Benchmarking Results
At testing expo India OptimumG did a presentation on: “The What, How and Why of ISO Test Benchmarking Results”.
The presentation focused on a 3-day seminar, held in Argentina. OptimumG, in collaboration with Oreste Berta, EzMetrology, Texense, Michigan Scientific and Motec, instrumented a vehicle, performed ISO tests and processed the data. The objective of the seminar was to demonstrate to the audience why do we need ISO testing, how to perform an ISO test and how to process the data to extract relevant vehicle metrics.
OptimumKinematics Forces Module – A Case Study
OptimumKinematics aids users in the design and setup of their suspension in an intuitive and straightforward manner, providing useful analysis tools with a user-friendly visual interface. OptimumKinematics is the...
Investigating Aerodynamic Balance
This case study focuses on utilizing the aero map feature of OptimumDynamics. In this study we demonstrate two different implementations of this feature. We first look at the effect of changing springs on aerodynamic distribution. We then proceed to study the relationship between bump stop gap and vehicle speed.
Creating an Anti-Roll Bar Database
OptimumDynamics can be used to predict the behavior of a vehicle for different setup changes. In this study the effects of the vehicle anti-roll bar (ARB) on percent front lateral load transfer distribution (LLTD) is investigated. This study creates a database of possible ARB combinations.
Comparing Tire Data
Comparing the force and moment characteristics of two sets of tire data is an important task. It is important for tire manufacturers and also for vehicle dynamicists. Differences between the sets of data could include: