STABILITY BOUNDS OF A TRACTOR SEMI-TRAILER

MAATREGELEN TEGEN GELUIDSHINDER

The dynamic ability of a tractor-semitrailer is presented here on a qualitative basis. In a four-dimensional space, equilibrium states of the system are discovered which lead to suitable initial conditions for numerical integration of the system equations. The integral solutions define the stable and unstable regions in the state-space, and thereby reveal the system behavior. A simple example concerning the effect of a front tire blowout illustrates how the theory can expose the vehicle motion under external perturbations.(a) (TRRL) barriers are mentioned. Finally a number of noise barriers already in use are described.

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

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

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 69-86
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM