Knuckle Design Knuckle Design CAD2015 (Computer) (OP) 14 Oct 15 18:34 Hi, What is attached a rear/front knuckle to (other than LCA, UCA and brake caliper)? Thanks USSagittarius RE: Knuckle Design BrianPetersen (Mechanical) 14 Oct 15 21:23 Why are you asking this question? RE: Knuckle Design GregLocock (Automotive) 14 Oct 15 22:59 Most people find it handy to attach a steering tie rod. Also wheel speed sensor. Cheers Greg Locock New here? Try reading these, they might help FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies http://eng-tips.com/market.cfm? RE: Knuckle Design BrianPetersen (Mechanical) 15 Oct 15 00:16 And the end link for an antiroll bar, if it doesn't attach to one of the arms. And the hub itself. And the bottom of the shock and the spring, if all that doesn't attach to one of the arms. Still wonder why such a basic and easy-to-figure-out-oneself question would be asked here. RE: Knuckle Design CAD2015 (Computer) (OP) 15 Oct 15 01:25 Thanks GregLocock! Brian, I've just started a new position as a suspension designer. No experience in designing knuckles and control arms. I am trying to create a CAD start-up file that would consider all the knuckle connection with the other suspension and steering components. CAD 2015 RE: Knuckle Design gruntguru (Mechanical) 15 Oct 15 03:24 Do they have any positions for brain surgeons? I'm thinking of a new career. je suis charlie RE: Knuckle Design BUGGAR (Structural) 15 Oct 15 14:46 CAD2015 Can you give us a hint where you work? Might help us help you. RE: Knuckle Design Tmoose (Mechanical) 15 Oct 15 19:49 I think I'd spend a few weekends strolling around in "auto recycling" yards to see what has been, and is being done. There are some philosophical differences that I think are pretty interesting. Some SAE papers have interesting discussions, but it takes a heap of hunting. The SAE website has a decent search function. And someone should be defining the design intent, goals, objectives, up front. RE: Knuckle Design BrianPetersen (Mechanical) 15 Oct 15 20:40 While making that stroll through the auto recycling yard (which is a good idea) ... Take note of interesting features and ask yourself WHY the designer might have done something that way. Note differences between how an older version of a certain car was designed, and how a later version of the same car was designed, and ask yourself WHY. If you spot something odd that you cannot figure out ... we're here.