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Optimization of Ackerman Steering Geometry for a Four Wheel Steering System to Reduce Turning Radius & Increase Stability

Author(s):

Niraj Kulkarni , JNEC Aurangabad; Tushar Nagargoje, JNEC Aurangabad; Pratik Maid, JNEC Aurangabad

Keywords:

4 Wheel Driven Ackerman Steering Geometry

Abstract

A Four Wheel steering (4WS) System is also known as "Quadra Steering System". In this paper, both front as well as rear wheels can be steered according to speed of the vehicle and space available for turning relative to the Ackerman steering geometry applied for the front 2 wheels and a parallel steering system applied for the rear 2 wheels for turning. The turning radius has been calculated by putting parameters in Solidworks and the calculations are done manually. The main aim is that turning of the vehicle should not require greater efforts on the part of the driver. And the results that are obtained after the calculations for changing turning radius of simple Ackerman geometry vs 4 wheel driven Ackerman steering geometry are displayed.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60362
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 603-604

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