HEIM JOINT VS BALL JOINT

Since our main focus is towards their use in an ATV, this article deals with the pros and cons of both the joints in an ATV. For those who have no idea about these two joints, the pictures below shall feed their brains.             Ball joints are strong up and […]

Ride rate, Roll rate calculation : part 2

part 1 5. Select the static deflection and corresponding frequency from the graph. (2π wF)2 W2 = KRF (2π wR)2 W4 = KRR wF = front ride frequency KRF = ride rate front W1 = static weight on front inner tire W2 = static weight on front outer tire W3 = static weight on rear inner […]

Tire size characteristics

When suspension limits the width of the tire, for any iteration we have to change wheel diameter. So some points from the experts at Tread Hunter to be remembered while deciding wheel size. Bigger wheel increases resistance to bending, hence leads to increase in reliability. Bigger wheels lead to higher steering effort and decrease in […]

Ride rate, Roll rate calculation : Part 1

Ride rate is defined as vertical force per unit vertical displacement of the tire ground contact with respect to chasis. Roll rate is defined as torque resisting body roll per degree of body roll. Assumption made in calculation. 0 degree camber change with ride no tire lateral distortion. steady state cornering ie without longitudinal acceleration. […]