Measurement of the suspension forces

Last monday we had a test day with our old lady KatE, from the 2013 formula student season. We measured the suspension forces inside the wishbones. Therefore we glued strain gauges on the wishbones, pullrods and tierods and measured the elongation. Afterwards we can calculate the forces from each tube and can optimize the design of them.

Many thanks to Mr Schubert from the ILK for supporting us with the measurement system and also to Mr Wirth for the possibility to transport our equipment. Also thanks to the BGH Edelstahlwerk in Freital for the test track.