THE STABILITY OF ARTICULATED VEHICLES

INSTABILITY IN ARTICULATED VEHICLES AND THE CAUSE OF JACK-KNIFING AND OF TRAILER-SWING ARE DISCUSSED. WAYS IN WHICH THESE FORMS OF INSTABILITY CAN BE OVERCOME ARE DESCRIBED. THESE INCLUDE ANTI-LOCKING BRAKING SYSTEMS, LOAD SENSING BRAKE VALVES AND KING-PIN FRICTION DEVICES. THE PROBLEM OF VEHICLES OVERTURNING, IS ALSO DISCUSSED, TOGETHER WITH THE VARIOUS FACTORS THAT PARTICULARLY APPLY TO ARTICULATED VEHICLES, SUCH AS KING-PIN AND RUBBING PLATE WEAR, TRACTOR AND TRAILERS SUSPENSION STIFFNESS AND THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF OSCILLATION OF THE TRACTOR-TRAILER UNIT. /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, No 3, PP 13-17, 5 FIG, 3 PHOT, 2 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

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    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Wilkins, H A
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00222828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2003 12:00AM