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Cleat Impact Analysis of a Multi-body Quarter Vehicle System with Finite Element Models

Myeong Jae Han 1, Chul Hyung Lee 1, Tae Won Park 1, Young Sik Kim 2, Kyoung Duck Shin 2, and Kyung Seok Sim 3
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea
2. R&D, Hands Corporation, Incheon, Republic of Korea
3. Premium Vehicle R&D Center, Korea Automotive Technology Institute, Yeongam, Republic of Korea

Abstract—The main purposes of the present work represent a modeling of a multi-body quarter vehicle system and a methodology of a cleat impact simulation. The multi-body quarter vehicle is modeled as a finite element. The non-linear tire model is a simple 3D solid type. The parts of the quarter vehicle were connected by a joint element. The spring-dashpot joint element was used to consider the effect of the suspension. A transient dynamic analysis was performed to confirm the vibrational result of the cleat impact. The analysis step consists of four parts: tire inflation, stabilization, tire-road interaction, and cleat impact.

Index Terms—cleat impact analysis, finite element model, multi-body dynamic, non-linear tire, quarter vehicle

Cite: Myeong Jae Han, Chul Hyung Lee, Tae Won Park, Young Sik Kim, Kyoung Duck Shin, and Kyung Seok Sim, "Cleat Impact Analysis of a Multi-body Quarter Vehicle System with Finite Element Models" International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 880-884, November 2019. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.8.6.880-884