RANDOM RESPONSE OF A TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER SYSTEM ATTITUDES REGARDING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR RECREATION PURPOSES

ONDERZOEK NAAR VAKANTIES EN UITGAAN 1975. DEEL 3: HOUDINGEN VAN REKREANTEN TEN AANZIEN VAN VERVOERMIDDELENGEBRUIK BIJ DE TREK NAAR BUITEN

The work describes an analytical study of the dynamic behaviour of a tractor-semitrailer vehicle. A digital computer simulation was used to describe the longitudinal, vertical, and pitching motions of the vehicle travelling over a stationary random road surface. A man-seat model was also incorporated into the simulation. Vehicle response to road irregularities has been studied by assuming two different roads for loaded and unloaded cases. Numerical results are presented for vehicle, showing system eigenvalues, power spectral densities and root mean square values of the linear and angular accelerations and displacements. Vehicle acceleration response is compared with the iso riding comfort standard. All results for the loaded and unloaded cases and for smooth and rough roads indicated that an uncomfortable ride would result from vehicle response.(a) (TRRL)

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Dokainish, M A
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 87-112
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM