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KI 160 Ackermann Steering Demonstrator
Education / GUNT Hamburg / Engineering Mechanics and Machine Elements / Dynamics /

The objective of this kinematic model is to explain the special features of the Ackermann steering mechanism. The lead angle of a steering trapezoid is determined as are the disadvantages of incorrectly adjusted track rods. The units consists of two levers, an intermediate steering rod, two track rods and two track rod arms. The indicators attached to these rotate with the arms and indicate the steering angle on scales. It is possible to adjust the pointers independent of the levers. By turning an adjustment nut it is possible to change the length of the track rods. The complete arrangement is mounted on a base plate. The unit can supplied either for wall mounting or as a benchtop model.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- Steering error as a function of the steering angle with varying steering geometry


[1] Benchtop or wall mounted experiment on the Ackermann steering mechanism
[2] King pin spacing 465mm
[3] Steering lock angle ±50°, scale graduations 1°
[4] Split track rod, length can be individual adjusted
[5] Steering rod made of aluminium
[6] lxwxh 630x280x50mm


Technical Data

King pin spacing: 465mm
Steering lock angle: ±50°, graduations: 1°


Dimensions and Weight
l x w x h : 630 x 280 x 50 mm
Weight : approx. 7 kg
Scope of Delivery
1 kinematic model
1 instruction manual
Order Details

041.16000  KI 160  Ackermann Steering Demonstrator