Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
First Faculty Advisor
First Faculty Reader
Steering, Ackermann, Parallel, Baja, SAE
This thesis is to study the different types of steering geometry for the BYU Baja vehicle. The main steering geometries of study are Ackermann and parallel steering geometries. Ackermann steering geometry is ideal for low speed turns. During low speed turns Ackermann steering performs better than parallel steering due to a smaller radius of turn. Parallel steering ideally is better for high speed turns, because with parallel steering the slip angle is smaller than that of Ackermann geometry. A recommendation is made to the BYU Baja team to use Ackermann steering, but still do some more analysis of parallel steering during high speed turning with the possibility of creating a hybrid steering option.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Colgrove, Dallin, "Steering System for SAE Baja" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 64.