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Effects of interconnected suspension systems on the dynamics of sport motorcycles

Moreno-Ramirez, C., Tomas-Rodriguez, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-9630-9579 & Evangelou, S. A. (2019). Effects of interconnected suspension systems on the dynamics of sport motorcycles. Paper presented at the Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics 2019 Symposium on the Dynamics and Control of Single Track Vehicles, 09 - 11 September 2019, University of Padova, Italy.


The effects of interconnected front and rear suspension systems on the in-plane dynamics of sport motorcycle is investigated. The interconnected suspension mathematical description is presented and included in a high-fidelity motorcycle model. The suspension behaviour under road step bump inputs is studied for different values of stiffness and damping interconnection coefficients. Optimal values of interconnection coefficients are proposed for the current motorcycle model. Finally, the oscillating dynanlics of the motorcycle at straight rurrning conditions is studied through its normal modes.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
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