1996 年 1996 巻 41 号 p. 27-37
Regarding the design of stabilizer bars, the following subjects must be considered in order to obtain highly accurate calculations.
(1) Bent shape between mounting areas
(2) Flat section of bent area
(3) Rigidity of mounting bush
In this paper, Finite Element Method (FEM) was easily applied to account for the above-mentioned factors, especially for hollow stabilizer bars. And availability of FEM analysis was cleared. Considering the flat section of bent areas, an experimental equation for predicting the shape of flattened crosssections was proposed. Also the way in which these three factors influence on a stabilizer bar's charcteristics was confirmed.
It was determined that taking the above three subjects into consideration FEM analysis makes it possible to achieve highly accurate calculations.