THE DIRECTIONAL BEHAVIOUR DURING BRAKING OF A TRACTOR/SEMI-TRAILER FITTED WITH ANTI-LOCKING DEVICES

In this paper the directional behaviour of a tractor/semi-trailer equipped with anti-locking devices on one or more of its axles was studied using digital simulation. This study was limited to the examination of the behaviour of the vehicle during braking in a turning manoeuvre. The suitability of various anti-locking arrangements was examined from the standpoints of directional control and stability, and braking effectiveness. The results of the study indicated that the control arrangements of current anti-locking devices on a tractor/semi-trailer should be improved in that suitable measures should be taken to maintain directional stability in case of failure of the anti-lock system on one or more of its axles. Improved warning systems would also be required to alert the driver to take appropriate corrective action in case of failure. (a) (TRRL)

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    Inderscience Enterprises Limited

    La Motte Chambers
    St Helier, Jersey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Verma, V S
    • Guntur, R R
    • WONG, J Y
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00322427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 565
  • Contract Numbers: A-5590
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1984 12:00AM