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Car suspension forces

  1. Apr 19, 2013 #1
    I am currently designing a upgraded car suspension top mount for my university project. I am designing it in CAD and need to test it against the forces it will need to withstand however i can find no information to calculate such forces. It would be the front suspension mcfersion strut

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

    weight of car 1060kg
    max loading 1650kg
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  3. Apr 22, 2013 #2
  4. Apr 22, 2013 #3

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    Maximum lateral & longitudinal forces: It corresponds to the tire maximum friction force (In any direction)

    As for the vertical force, if you get more than the entire weight of the car on one wheel (with the weight transfer), you are probably in big trouble!
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