Hub Centre Steering
[Sumeet Wadibhasme,Amit Ladekar,Roshan Paunikar] Volume 1: Issue 3, July 2014
Abstract:-As motorcycles get faster and faster the need for safety becomes specifically more important. The two most significant problems facing current front fork suspensions are lateral wheel displacement and extremely limited front wheel braking force. Hub center steering is designed to eliminate both of these problems. Although this project is built on a bicycle it is a proof of concept intended for larger scale applications. Previous iterations of hub center steering systems were analyzed as thoroughly as possible. A complete custom system was then created. The system was then checked with certain software’s (Solid Works) for stress analysis. The system was then tested and proven to be a success. This hub center steering system has proven to work well to eliminate the major problems involved with front fork suspensions. Lateral wheel displacement is virtually eliminated and front wheel braking power is increased. This hub center steering system lays a great base of groundwork for the evolution of high speed motorcycle chassis design. The two most significant problems with high speed motorcycles can be alleviated with this design. As motorcycles increase with speed so should they with safety, this design opens that door. From basic design to stress point analysis this report contains the basic concepts required to build the safest and fastest motorcycle of the future.
REFERENCESHub centre steering online information.
Craig Davis, Hub Centre Steering, Bachelor of Science University of Cincinnat.
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