WilO wrote:Force at the contact patch is found by Fcp = Fsuspension + Mwheel (Gb + Asusp), where Gb is the body vertical acceleration, and Asusp is the suspension acceleration.
WilO wrote:I have told many local club racers to investigate a rig test, as there is a facility in Toronto which is only a few hours away. A day spent there would pay big dividends, I suspect.
Jersey Tom wrote: or if you just throw a car at a rig I'm sure you'll see that just dropping spring rate gives you mechanical grip (no brainer!)...
Jersey Tom wrote:...or if you just throw a car at a rig I'm sure you'll see that just dropping spring rate gives you mechanical grip (no brainer!)...
Jersey Tom wrote:... in my mind you have to get your steady-state or flat road handling parameters nailed down first or you will be junk... and then good mechanical grip tuning is the icing on the cake that differentiates the best performers.
Jersey Tom wrote:Or.. you go to F1 where your aero department gains probably blow away anything you can do mechanically!
Jersey Tom wrote:The series I work in has its own unique damper requirements... as with every other damn thing on the cars.
hardingfv32 wrote:Can you evaluate 'mechanical grip' on a post test rig?
DaveW wrote:It should also be acknowledged that slick tyres have to be "worked" to reach & maintain "chemical" grip.
hardingfv32 wrote:Is one of the tools to 'work' the tyres the use of excessive changes of vertical loads? Does controlling the vertical loads then become a compromise?
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