VEHICLE MOTION ANALYSIS IN RELATION TO VEHICLE SAFETY

THE INFLUENCE OF VEHICLE HANDLING ON THE POSSIBLE AVOIDANCE OF ACCIDENT SITUATIONS IS DISCUSSED. IT IS SHOWN THAT ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION AT PRESENT DOES NOT PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO RELATE THE CAUSE OF ACCIDENTS TO THE LACK OF ROAD WORTHINESS OF VEHICLES. IT FOLLOWS THAT THE VEHICLE BEHAVIOR IN PROXIMITY OF ITS PERFORMANCE LIMIT MUST BE DETERMINED IN ORDER TO INFER ITS ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE POTENTIAL. THE PAPER PRESENTS A REVIEW OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF VEHICLE MODELING, SIMULATION OF VEHICLE MANEUVERS AND FULL SCALE TESTING. THE APPLICATION OF THE DIRECT METHOD OF THE STABILITY THEORY IS SUGGESTED AS A POSSIBLE MEANS OF OBTAINING PERFORMANCE LIMIT ENVELOPES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR ESTABLISHING STANDARDS OF THE PERFORMANCE OF VEHICLES. /AUTHOR/

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    Vehicle System Dynamics

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  • Authors:
    • Sachs, H K
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 161-77
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1974 12:00AM