ackermann steering geometry

The Ackerman Steering Principle defines the geometry that is applied to all vehicles (two or four wheel drive) to enable the correct turning angle of the steering wheels to be generated when negotiating a corner or a curve.

Ackermann steering geometry is a geometric arrangement of linkages in the steering of a car or other vehicle designed to solve the problem of wheels on the inside and outside of a turn needing to trace out circles of different radii.

The typical steering system, in a road or race car, has tie-rod linkages and steering arms that form an approximate parallelogram, which skews to one side as the wheels turn. If the steering arms are parallel, then both wheels are steered to the same angle. If the steering arms are angled, as shown in Figure 1, this is known as Ackerman geometry. The inside wheel is steered to a greater angle then the outside wheel, allowing the inside wheel to steer a tighter radius.

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ackerman steering in english: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axppRLteY1Y&t=5s

ackerman steering in hindi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FiiASe3SQo&t=13s

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