An analytical and experimental investigation on the stability and handling of articulated vehicles was conducted to develop stability criteria for tractor single-, double-, and triple-seimtrailer vehicles during commonly encountered road and speed maneuvers subject to environmental influences. To this end, an experimentally validated digital simulation model, AVDS3, was further developed and validated. It was utilized to generate physical stability limits for articulated vehicles. During this investigation, the direct method of Lyapunov was employed to generate mathematical stability limits of cornering articulated vehicles. In addition, an effort was made to apply the concept of finite time stability of this problem.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616
  • Authors:
    • Eshleman, R L
    • Desai, S D
    • D'SOUZA, A F
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IITRI-J6281-FR Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-105-2-392
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM