EFFECT OF TRACTIVE FORCE ON DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AND CONTROLLABILITY OF VEHICLES

A FORMULA IS DERIVED FOR A SIMPLE MODEL OF A CAR WHICH IS TURNING AND IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TRACTIVE FORCES. BOTH FRONT WHEEL AND REAR WHEEL DRIVE ARE CONSIDERED. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ARE IN REASONABLE AGREEMENT WITH THE THEORY. THE THEORY SHOWS THAT IF THE TRACTIVE FORCE ACTING ON A FRONT WHEEL (FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE) IS REDUCED SUDDENLY FROM A LARGE CONSTANT VALUE, THE TURNING RADIUS RAPIDLY DECREASES AND THE STABILITY AND CONTROLLABILITY OF THE VEHICLE LIKEWISE DECREASE. SOME METHODS TO IMPROVE THE STABILITY ARE APPARENT FROM THE EQUATIONS. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • OKADA, T
    • Sagishima, T
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Traffic Systems Reviews & Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Sae Paper No 690527
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1970 12:00AM