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date: 17 July 2018

Ackerman linkage

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

Tony Atkins,

Marcel Escudier

Ackerman linkage 

A steering linkage on a motor vehicle that approximately gives rolling without slipping of both wheels about the turning point. This is achieved by having the inner stub axle (on the inside of the turning curve) move through a greater angle than the outer stub axle.

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