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    Steering and Suspension

    Design

    Worked on 30+ programs for Tier-1 suppliers in NA, EU and APAC

    Design Scope

    • Design of various sub-systems of Suspension and Steering Linkage
    • Engineering Change Management, Test Fixture Design
    • Design Optimization and inertia relief analysis for control arms
    • Concept design and tolerance analysis
    • Specification management
    • Value Engineering
    • Competitive Benchmarking
    • FMEA support
    • IMDS & REACh support

    Domains

    Steering gear, rack & pinion, linkage & suspension

    Steering Systems

    • Simulation studies to identify life-limiting regions for various load scenarios such as torque to failure & road loads
    • Thermal and dynamic studies, including frequency response analyses
    • Detailed stress distribution studies on rack bending in scenarios such as curb push-off & 4-point bending
    • Field failure studies of housings & their redesign to withstand road loads
    • Collapse of steering column for driver’s safety (various test scenarios)
    • Topology optimization studies on column assembly for target frequencies
    • Stiffness studies of column assembly in all operable conditions
    • Studies on estimation of cam lever efforts
    • Optimization of retention clips and energy absorbing (EA) straps

    Linkage & Suspension Systems

    • Topology optimization of Linkage & Suspension elements (control arms, tie rods and tension struts) for various target loads
    • Metal forming analysis for inner ball joints & stabilizing bars
    • Estimation of pull-out forces of ball pins
    • DoE studies for selection of optimum parameters for radial and axial stiffness
    • Fatigue life estimations on ball studs for radial loads
    • Assembly process and articulation of bellows and optimization of profiles