Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Is A 50/50 Weight Distribution Ideal?

Vehicle weight distribution plays an important role in vehicle dynamics. Often, it's stated that a 50 50 weight distribution is ideal. Let's look into why weight distribution is important, and determine what factors moving a vehicles center of gravity changes. Understeer, oversteer, and many handling characteristics can be altered through weight distribution. 

Related Videos:
Deriving Slip Angle - http://youtu.be/1NTdXhLnA_w
Understeer vs Oversteer - http://youtu.be/CsVg2DE0ef8
Traction Circle - https://youtu.be/JjCcFsGLpaM
Tire Load Sensitivity - https://youtu.be/kNa2gZNqmT8


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