How the Mercedes-AMG Challenge One’s pushrod suspension works

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Mercedes-AMG revealed its extremely anticipated
Challenge One hypercar on the 2017 Frankfurt motor present, and
whereas a lot of the dialog has surrounded the very fact it
boasts greater than 1,000 horsepower, there’s loads of intelligent, if
not mesmerizing, engineering occurring all through the whole
automobile. 

The video above from YouTube channel Kyle.Engineers
dissects the
Mercedes-AMG Challenge One’s suspension system such as you by no means
thought possible.

Beginning with the general suspension design, we’re shortly
whisked into how the system dampens successfully. The suspension
begins with single-linkage arms, not double-A arms.
Suspension actuation is carried out by way of pushrods, which convey
the suspension forces into bell cranks, then into the dampers,
which additionally include springs.

Mercedes-AMG’s setup gives a notable benefit: there are not any
damper mounts. As an alternative, the bell crank mounts home the
important features to work the dampers. The whole lot is pretty
self-contained on this setup. Engineers, due to this fact, did not have
to fret as a lot in regards to the structural mounting to the chassis.
Moreover, it saves weight.

The video reveals the assorted situations the suspension will face
on the highway and observe, and within the German spirit, the system is
extremely over-engineered. On the rear, the system works to
dampen forces from roll and bump masses from each wheels within the
most effective manner attainable.

On the entrance of the automobile, the system is sort of an identical, save
for outboard hyperlinks. The video’s narrator believes these hyperlinks
are used to vary the suspension’s geometry because the steering
rotates to optimize the tires’ contact patches. They could additionally
be used to handle each contact patch and energy supply as soon as
the electrical motors come into play.

It is fairly unimaginable engineering, and it is all fairly
difficult. Take a look on the detailed video for your self for
a extra thorough clarification.

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