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Force required

  1. Jun 13, 2015 #1
    How to calculate the forcee needed to turn steering wheel in a rack and pinion steering system ??
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  3. Jun 14, 2015 #2


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    The force will be determined by tyre pressure, tyre contact with the road, the vehicle speed and the rate of change of direction.
    There will be a mechanical advantage ratio proportional to (pinion radius) / (steering arm length * steering wheel radius).
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