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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also summary rept. dated June 79, PB80-116767.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ervin, R D
    • NISONGER, R L
    • MALLIKARJUNARAO, C
    • Gillespie, T D
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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