VEHICLES-IN-USE SUB-LIMIT MANEUVERS. VOLUME II: MULTI-VEHICLE TEST VALIDATION
The report presents results of a test program to validate applicability of six previously developed maneuvers in determining the influence of vehicle-in-use steering, suspension, and brake system degradations and tire factors on vehicle sub-limit handling. Six vehicles were tested which reflect subsystem design features and class size ranges representative of the majority of domestic and foreign vehicles-in-use in the United States. Test results show the maneuvers and procedures consistently produced measurable performance differences for the types and levels of subsystem degradations employed. The major handling decrement observed is nonlinear or discontinuous response for normal driver inputs (steer, brake, or throttle) which occurred for certain component degradations and vehicle acceleration levels.
- See also Volume 1, PB81-159 501, HS-805 697 and Volume 3, PB81-159527, HS-805 700. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E11, PB81-159493.
Systems Technology, Incorporated13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA USA 90250
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Johnston, D E
- Szostak, H T
- Publication Date: 1980-9
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 153 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Brakes; Braking; Driving; Dynamic loads; Handling characteristics; Performance evaluations; Springs (Vehicles); Steering; Structural members; Suspension systems; Tires; Vehicle tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Degradation; Dynamic response; Lateral stability
- Old TRIS Terms: Helical springs
- Subject Areas: Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00329072
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TR-1119-1-II Final Rpt., HS-805 698
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01799
- Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM