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Steering

Ackerman, rack and pinion, and parallel steering

The steering blocks use the steering angle or steering torque to calculate wheel angles that you can input to the suspension blocks. The dynamic block accounts for dynamic effects, including idealized power assist, steering column inertia, and friction. Select Ackerman, rack and pinion, or parallel steering.

Blocks

Dynamic SteeringDynamic steering for Ackerman, rack-and-pinion, and parallel steering mechanisms
Kinematic SteeringKinematic steering for Ackerman, rack-and-pinion, and parallel steering mechanisms
Mapped SteeringMapped steering with speed-dependent option

Topics

Slowly Increasing Steering Maneuver

Reference application for vehicle dynamics ride and handling studies and chassis controls development, including lateral vehicle dynamics and steering.

Swept-Sine Steering Maneuver

Reference application for vehicle dynamics ride and handling studies and chassis controls development, including the dynamic steering response.

Coordinate Systems in Vehicle Dynamics Blockset

Understand coordinate systems for representing vehicle dynamics.

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