Deformable Strut

In the deformable strut system, the strut rod is modeled by beams and the strut tube to strut rod joint is modeled by a point to deformable curve constraint. This allows the strut to bend under load and captures the camber change due to lateral force common to strut suspensions.

Figure 1. Deformable Strut System

The deformable strut system is available in the MDLLIB’s MacPherson Strut front and rear suspensions and the rear quad-link suspension.