THE YAW STABILITY OF TRACTOR-SEMITRAILERS DURING CORNERING
The study examined the yaw stability of tractor-semitrailers under pure cornering conditions, with no braking. The particular stability mode which was of interest could be called the jackknife mode, although the divergent response which can occur is much less violent than that which occurs when tractor rear wheels are braked to the point of lockup.
- See also summary rept. dated June 79, PB80-116767.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Ervin, R D
- NISONGER, R L
- MALLIKARJUNARAO, C
- Gillespie, T D
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Pagination: 150 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking; Control; Dynamic loads; Loading and unloading; Maneuverability; Motor vehicles; Safety; Simulation; Stability (Mechanics); Steering; Suspension systems; Tests; Tires; Tractor trailer combinations; Traffic crashes; Trailers; Truck tractors; Vehicle performance; Vibration; Yaw
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Computerized simulaton; Cornering (Vehicle); Loading procedures
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00305742
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-79-21-2 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-141
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01602
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM