Chrysler Valiant Front Suspension Design

Erbacher, Timothy (2007). Chrysler Valiant Front Suspension Design B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Erbacher, Timothy
Thesis Title Chrysler Valiant Front Suspension Design
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2007
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Richard Morgan
Total pages 84
Language eng
Subjects 0902 Automotive Engineering
09 Engineering
Formatted abstract
This thesis report details the design of a replacement suspension system for a Chrysler Valiant. Firstly, it the problems associated with the original torsion bar suspension system; such as the poor handling, bump steer, lack of adjustability when lowered and poor parts availability.

The report then proposes a solution in the form of a replacement, bolt on double wishbone suspension system which is to solve the problems associated with the current torsion bar system.

A brief description of a double wishbone system and associated characteristics is given in order to give the reader an understanding of automobile suspension.

The report then details the new geometry design and discusses the computer model which was created using the software package “Suspension Analyzer”. It was found that the new system did eliminate the problems associated with the original system.

The mechanical design of each of the components is then given, which were all subject to finite element analysis tested which ensured they were all strong enough.
Keyword Mechanical design
Suspension geometry design

Document type: Thesis
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