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Automobile Suspension Design 101 (Part I): What Is A Suspension?

To most people, the meaning of suspension systems are: something that can absorb unevenness of the road surface, which makes it comfortable to ride in the car. Although this description is correct to an extent, it is a quite shallow understanding though. There are much more interesting facts that we can explore.

First let’s go to the root of the topic, we look at the car’s wheel hub: assume there is no restriction/connection to the wheel hub, which means it is a totally independent object to the car body, what property will it have?

Six Degrees Of Freedom

The answer is: the wheel hub will have 6 types of movement, we call it 6 degrees of freedom...

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