Author : Atheender A 1
Date of Publication :11th January 2018
Abstract: The load incurred on the suspension system of a vehicle is the maximum when it makes a turn or runs around a corner due to the centrifugal/centripetal forces acting on it. If the vehicle could lean at a certain angle when making a turn, it could retain its tyre grip and stability as it was during a straight road run. It is very effective for a suspension system to offer maximum damping efficiency without compensating the vehicle’s stability and grip. Tilt suspension system is the most efficient design for a 3- wheeler suspension system and a vehicle have to lean if it’s going to feel like a motorcycle. A front Trike conversion also puts more traction up front, improving cornering and braking. The main concept behind the tilt suspension system is that the two front wheels remain at the exact same angle as of the vehicle when it is leaning or taking a corner. When the vehicle tilts the contact patch of the tyres remains with the same area, hence there is no change in the dynamics of the wheel unless they are loaded. With tilt suspension system we can ensure 50% added stability and traction to the wheels on cornering with the same thrill and fun of riding a motorcycle. The only things that we need to consider are those trikes and other three-wheelers don’t do sharp turns like bikes and we will face larger turning circles. Though there is only one rear wheel, the turning geometry of the vehicle is as described by Ackermann.
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