## calculations for a rack and pinion steering system used in BAJA

If you are using Ackermann steering geometry… 1. Turning circle, link lengths & inclinations Source: STEERING MECHANISMS | Kinematics of Machines Tutorials – Engineering Tutorials Here’s an illustrative calculation… The Ackermann Principle as Applied to Steering (Automobile) 2. Providing for required wheel turning angles in the steering linkage & wheel envelopes. Source: Steering Systems (Automobile) 3. Steering ratio […]

## How to Calculate forces coming on Knuckle

Steering knuckle is the most stress sustaining and critical component of All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Steering knuckle is the pivot point of the steering and suspension system, which allows the front wheels to turn and also allow the movement of suspension arms motion. The light weight and high strength component is always in demanding for […]

## Ackerman percentage, IBJ and OBJ center distance – Steering Explained

Question asked –  We are intended to use nano steering. We were having problems regarding Ackerman percentage, IBJ and OBJ center distance. Kindly explain obj- outer ball joint ibj – inner ball joint. steering has two ball joints……and in most of the Baja vehicle are used centralized steering so its ibj and obj for both […]

## What is ackerman angle?

It is used in the concept of ackerman steering. While going around a corner all the tires turn along the circle with a common center point(as shown in figure). The intention of Ackerman geometry is to avoid the need for tyres to slip sideways when following the path around a curve. The angles b and […]

## Calculations for the Anti Ackermann Steering Mechanism

let me qualitative describe anti-Ackermann steering. In order to do this I will start with a description of Ackerman steering which forms the basis for Anti-Ackermann steering. In 1818, Rudolf Ackerman  patented a design of Georg Lankensperger that provided a steering system for carriages that eliminated the angle scrub and subsequent wear of the wheels […]

## Steering Wheel for BAJA SAE

If you are looking for Steering wheel that fits into your BAJA Buggy. It is best advisable to make your own. Try making it from Balsa Wood or Carbon Fibre, these are significantly lighter too. There are many different ways of making it, but if this is going to be your first experience with composites, […]