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Forces Module

What Order Do Components Break? Applying Factors of Safety and Peak Loading Using OptimumKinematics Forces Module

As with any aspect of vehicle analysis, simulation is a multi-faceted tool that is only as good as the user can make it function.  In addition to performing simulations...

Optimum Kinematics Forces Module – Track Replay

While there are plenty of methods that can be used to calculate the worst-case scenario for a vehicle’s suspension, there is no better way to know than from track data....

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...
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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:

Throttle maps and tire wear

In our recent article on the need of power in Formula SAE, we briefly looked at the throttle response of a specific engine. Mapping throttle pedal position to engine...

Asymmetric Tire Data and OptimumTire

One issue our customers come across every now and then is an asymmetric tire data set. The data set itself is not really the issue, but it can complicate the process of...
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Tire Forces

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.

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