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|ED 5270||Motorcycle Dynamics|
Kinematics of Motorcycles – Geometry and structure of motorcycles, steering system and its effect on kinematics. Pitch, and roll motions.
Motorcycle Tyres – Its construction and characteristics.
Longitudinal Dynamics of Motorcycles – Governing equations for longitudinal dynamics. Resistance forces, optimum braking. Modes of vibration in straight run and stability.
Cornering dynamics – Linear models. Role of tyres. Modes of vibration, stability. Handling metrics and procedures for testing.
In plane Dynamics – Suspension overview, mathematical models for in plane dynamics.
Motorcycle trim and considerations for chassis design.
1. Vittore Cossalter, “Motorcycle Dynamics”, Race Dynamics, 2006.
2. Tony Foales, “Motorcycle Handling and Chassis Design”, Tony Foale Designs, 2006
Hans Pacejka, “ Tyre and Vehicle Dynamics” Butterworth, 2002