PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF SEVERAL JACKKNIFE CONTROL DEVICES

A comprehensive evaluation of the performance of four jackknife control systems is presented. Each device is described in detail and was tested in land change and circular turn maneuvers with braking conditions designed to cause a tractor jackknife or trailer swing. The devices tested were the Hope Anti-Jackknife Device, the Breeze Jackknife Control, the Safe-T-King Anti-Jack-Knife Device, and the Kelsey-Hayes Skid Control System. The Mather Anti-Jackknife Device was not available and was evaluated comparatively based on simulation analysis. Several methods of evaluation are presented including distance and time out of lane, a speed safety margin, yaw rates and a general evaluation based on the changes in dynamic characteristics caused by the devices. The results of this research indicate that all of the devices offer some improvement in a jackknife situation with the wheel antilock system the only method that prevented a jackknife throughout the test program. (HSRI)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    Operation & Safety Systems Research and Development Branch
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    Commercial Vehicles, Operation and Safety
    Downsview, ONo M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Snelgrove, F B
    • Billing, A M
    • Choi, C
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CVOS-TR-80-03, HS-030 965
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1983 12:00AM