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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Optimization of an Electric Vehicle Suspension System Using CAE

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Automotive Research & Testing Center, No.6, Lugong S. 7th Rd., Lugang, Changhua County 50544, Taiwan
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Altair ProductDesign, 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI 48083-2031 USA
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4(1), 179-183; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj4010179
Published: 26 March 2010
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Abstract

In this paper the dynamic analysis of an electric vehicle (EV) has been investigated. The vehicle suspension system was built using multi-body dynamics (MBD) software, Altair MotionView/MotionSolve. Using the model, the dynamic properties of a target vehicle with gasoline engine and an electric vehicle with motor and batteries were simulated. The kinematic simulation of the suspension system was also carried out to analyze their kinematic performance. This paper mainly focuses on the lateral acceleration, roll angle and yaw rate characteristic of the vehicle in step steer analysis. By using optimization software, Altair Hyperstudy, parameterized models of the front and rear suspension were assembled. Then the optimization of dynamic properties of the electric vehicle suspension system was carried out.
Keywords: electric vehicle; multi-body dynamics; optimization electric vehicle; multi-body dynamics; optimization
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Hsu, H.-T.; Coker, C.; Huang, H. Optimization of an Electric Vehicle Suspension System Using CAE. World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4, 179-183.

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