Research needs in articulated vehicle dynamics

In response to articulated vehicle stability problems experienced in the Australian road transport industry, the application of research techniques to the improvement of limit performance and handling of articulated vehicles is considered. Current problems are placed in the context of vehicle dynamics technology and research needs are discussed . Particular local problems are seen to require research into the behaviour of tandem suspensions in cornering the braking. On a broader scale, there is a need for research into the handling of the articulated vehicle system. A two stage programme of research is suggested. The first stage would be a literature survey extending on the present report and focussing on limit performance, handling and accident data, an evaluation of research techniques and a coordination of information. It is envisaged that this phase would take six to nine months and cost about $20,000. (a)

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Sweatman, P
  • Publication Date: 1977-10


  • English

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  • Pagination: 11P
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    • Issue Number: AIR 264-2

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  • Accession Number: 01440575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:02PM