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Initial Estimates in the Design of Rack-and-Pinion Steering Linkages

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P. A. Simionescu

Politehnica University of Bucharest, Dept. of Mechanism and Robot Theory, Spl. Independentei 313, 77206 Bucharest, Romania

M. R. Smith

University of Newcastle, Dept. of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK, e-mail: m.r.smith@ncl.ac.uk

J. Mech. Des 122(2), 194-200 (Mar 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.533560 History: Revised March 01, 2000; Received January 19, 2012
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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The central outrigger (a) and standard (b) rack-and-pinion steering linkage
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Simplified planar model of central outrigger steering linkage
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2 DOF associated mechanism used in formulating the synthesis problem
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3D plot of objective function f2 for the case of l=0.16 and Wb/Wt=1.9
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Trailing central outrigger steering linkage design chart (1: Wb/Wt=1.4; 2: Wb/Wt=1.6; 3: Wb/Wt=1.9; 4: Wb/Wt=2.2; 5: Wb/Wt=2.4)
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Maximum stroke and pressure angles for trailing central outrigger actuating element
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Leading central outrigger steering linkage design chart (1: Wb/Wt=1.4; 2: Wb/Wt=1.6; 3: Wb/Wt=1.9; 4: Wb/Wt=2.2; 5: Wb/Wt=2.4)
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Maximum stroke and pressure angles for leading central outrigger actuating element
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Planar model of standard rack-and-pinion steering linkages
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(a) and (b) Working models of the symmetrical version of the 3RT3R Watt II overconstrained mechanism, showing the kinematic similarity of the central outrigger and standard rack-and-pinion steering linkages
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Trailing rack-and-pinion steering linkage design chart (1: Wb/Wt=1.4; 3: Wb/Wt=1.9; 5: Wb/Wt=2.4)
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Maximum stroke and pressure angles for trailing rack-and-pinion actuating element (l=0.14)
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Leading rack-and-pinion steering linkage design chart (1: Wb/Wt=1.4; 3: Wb/Wt=1.9; 5: Wb/Wt=2.4)
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Maximum stroke and pressure angles for leading rack-and-pinion actuating element (l=0.14)

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