Application Area 2: System Assembly

Complex multibody systems can be assembled in a multitude of ways. Often, there is a single preferred configuration in which a designer wants the system to be assembled. Consider the suspension system shown below. Suspension designers want the system to be assembled with specific values for the vertical force on the wheels and prescribed values for the toe angle of the wheels.

Figure 1.

Figure 2.
Design Objective
Wheel Vertical Force and Toe-Displacement should match target values at assembly.
Design Variables
The left and right coil spring preloads and the tie-rod adjust distances.