The dimensions and design of a vehicle depend on its operating profile. The most important factors determining this operating profile are: the driver, the vehicle, the route, the environmental conditions and the load to be carried. If one looks at the large number of influencing factors, it becomes clear that it is impossible to vary all parameters simultaneously and measure and analyze their percentage of effect. In the paper it is attempted to isolate the parameters of the road, the driver, and the payload from the other influencing parameters, and describe their respective effects on the load of a passenger car.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Industry Research Association

    Watling Street
    Nuneaton CV10 0TU, Warwickshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Nalepa, E
    • Freber, D
    • Nagel, K D
    • Ohlert, J
  • Publication Date: 1988

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIRA-1990/36
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM