Note on vehicle stability

For the linear model of a rigid vehicle it is seen that for both steady state and transient motion the stability is determined by the 'static margin'. This model is extended to the case of a rigid vehicle with non linear tyre characteristics and the effects of the variation of tyre pressures, on the motion of the vehicle in a steady state turn, are considered. A survey of tyre pressures on volkswagen vehicles shows that some vehicles have greatly reduced stability by not using the tyre pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer (a).


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  • Accession Number: 01441664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:48PM