Race Engineering: Racing car ride frequency ranges
Typical racing car ride frequency ranges are in the table below.
|Ride Rate||Vehicle Type|
|0.5 – 1.5 Hz||Passenger car|
|1.5 – 2.0 Hz||Low and moderate downforce race cars|
|3.0 – 5.0+ Hz||High downforce race cars|
Front / Rear considerations:
Road car goal “flat car” –> minimise front to rear pitching –> Front / Rear ride frequency ranges are different –> 10-20% higher at rear.
Race car goal “performance” –> higher damping ratios –> less differences front / rear in racing car ride frequency ranges.
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