Brian P wrote:Your supports for your upper arm look quite far apart (at both ends). Have you calculated the tension force on that upper arm under maximum acceleration and calculated the stresses on the crossbar that the upper arm is secured to?
No I have not done an analysis of the possible forces on any of the links or mounting. So far I have been building it to what I think is husky enough. I have thought about making spacers that utilize 2 bolts per rod end to secure the upper link instead of just one bolt as I do fear that it will have issues with flexing the mounting bolt. The mounts for the upper link on both the chassis and axle have a 5 inch spread and will be using 3/4in grade 8 fine thread bolts. If you could walk me through or present an example of how I would go about doing an analysis that would be greatly appreciated Brian.
j-c-c wrote:Might be a little late in the game for your progress, but this link applies I believe, and is a respect build:
Very nice build looks like quite a bit of $$$ in that one