Concept Design of a Double Wishbone Suspension in Fusion 360
What you'll learn
- How to design a suspension system from scratch
- How to do design calculations related to Ride rate, spring , shock absorber
- How to build up geometry in CAD from points
- How to conceptualize parametric model of suspension
- A basic understanding of Automotive engineering fundamentals
- Familiarity with CAD software - any . Autodesk Fusion 360 is used for this course
This is a project based course which revolves around the design of a Double wishbone suspension system which is the most common Front suspension configuration in passenger vehicles.
Suspension design is a critical activity in Vehicle product development and this course covers the design methodlogy and philosophy behind designing the system .
Basics of suspensions
Basics of kinematics of a 4 bar linkage
Construction of a double wishbone system
The Design process and major activities
How to decipher Vehicle specifications and start the design
Setting important points in 3D .
Locating the Wheel end
Locating and Designing Ball pins and pivots of suspension arms
Locating steering points
Locating Shock absorber points
Design of Upper control arm and considerations
Design of Lower control arm and considerations
Design Calculations and Analyses
Ride frequency intro
Arriving Wheel centre rate and then Ride rate
Calculating the Ride frequency
Arriving at the Spring rate
Designing the spring and setting specifications
Setting specifications for the damper
Creating a paramteric sketch to simulate suspension articulation kinematics
Finding Roll centre location in Front view
Finding Roll stiffness from springs
Finding Caster, King pin inclination , scrub
Force analyses of suspension members
The course will develop a deep understanding of how to design suspension system and do the concept level analysis to set it up .
Who is it for ?
- Automotive engineers already in the field and want to learn the suspension design
- Engineering students
- Automotive enthusiasts with automotive engineering knowledge
This is a workshop/ practical course . The best learning is when you actually attempt to design as per the walkthrough.
Who this course is for:
- Automotive engineers
- Engineering students
- Automotive enthusiasts
Mufaddal Rasheed is a mechanical design engineer and an inventor experienced in a role in Automotive R&D designing complete Chassis systems from Concept to production for SUV projects in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd for 7 years . Part of a team which delivered a innovative modular chassis platform for 5 vehicles.
With knowledge of the complete product development process and the details of engineering systems, he brings to the table a combination of analytical and creative skills.
Currently working on multiple projects of his own towards becoming a serial inventor and educator in the area of Design engineering.
He is passionate about mechanical design and innovation and writes regularly on Quora with a Top writer badge.
Core belief is that engineering is a lifelong learning process and for a designer it is "the more you know the better you design".
Building a comprehensive knowledge system for mechanical design engineers and aspirants which would prepare an individual for engineering innovation at Mechademic
The Courses are focused on Practical aspects of Automotive and General Mechanical design engineering Targeted purely towards product development grounded in theory.
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