The space for library contents is limited, so the available documents
varies from time to time.
Reports and other useful information
"Vehicle Ride Response -
A Comparison of Measures Using Virtual Test Facilities"
This paper examines a number of ride response measures (Absorbed Power,
Vibration Dose Value, Root Mean Quad, and Root Mean Square weighted
acceleration), and their relationships.
The methodology uses synthesised road surfaces with prescribed spectral
properties and pitch plane vehicle dynamics models to predict the
response of the vehicle system at various speeds. This report is approx
342k and is in pdf format within a zip archive.
"Road and Surface
Roughness - A Comparison of Measures Useful for Vehicle Ride Dynamics"
This report examines the detrended rms, IRI, Ride Number (RN), and the
relationships between these measures.This is a draft report, and is
approx 147k and is in pdf format within a zip archive.
"Lotus Elan Rear
Suspension - The Effect of Halfshaft Rubber Couplings"
This report details an investigation into the effect of the halfshaft
rubber couplings on the rear suspension, including a 3D dynamics
analysis of the handling of the vehicle with and without the rubber
couplings. This is a draft report, and is approx 1.6MB and is in pdf
"Con Rod Length and
Piston Motion in Lotus-Ford Twin Cam Engines"
This report details an investigation into the geometry defining piston
dwell, piston displacement, velocity, acceleration and crank moment arm
at varying crank angle, as affected by stroke, con rod length and
piston pin offset. It aims to provide a rigorous basis on which these
affects can be further studied. This report is approx 370k and is in
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