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Ackermann Steering Mechanism

When a vehicle is turning, the inner front wheel needs to turn at a different angle to the outer because they are turning on different radii. The Ackermann steering mechanism is a geometric arrangement of linkages in the steering of a vehicle designed to turn the inner and outer wheels at the appropriate angles. This model is fully parameterized, allowing customization and component sizing. Using this model, the ideal Ackermann Angles can be identified, providing an effective starting point for further analysis in Maple.

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Model Images
  • AckermannSteering The arrangement of linkages in the Ackermann steering geometry can be analyzed in the 3-D visualization seen here.
  • plots Output of the Ackerman Angles.
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