Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

3-23-2004

Abstract

Describes a lever steering apparatus for a land vehicle with steerable and independently suspended front wheels having left and right steering levers at the driver position. The left and right steering levers are coupled by lever mechanisms and an elongated rod to move in opposite directions. Left and right fore and aft links extend from the left and right steering levers to the left and right front wheels to transmit steering motion displacement to the steerable front wheels causing rotation of the axles of the wheels about a vertical axis. A controller arm connected to each wheel stub axles is connected to the forward end of a fore and aft link for steering motion of a front wheel. The control arm fore and aft link combination causes each wheel steering motion to have a predetermined relation to motion of the corresponding link.

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Patent Number

US6709013

Application Number

US20020135174

Application Published

9-26-2002

Application Filed

3-20-2002

Assignee

University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

David A. Renfroe, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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