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Steering Wheel

  1. Oct 24, 2013 #1
    Why the steering wheel comes back to its main position automatically to some extent after the car has been turned...??
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  3. Oct 24, 2013 #2


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    Inertial effect. Car wants to go in straight line.
  4. Oct 24, 2013 #3


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    The front tires have caster, meaning that the pivot axis is angled and/or offset so that the contact patch is "behind" the pivot axis, and the side load due to cornerning creates a steering torque on the tires that tends to center the steering.
  5. Oct 25, 2013 #4


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