STABILITY CRITERIA FOR AUTOMOBILE-TRAILER COMBINATIONS

The characteristic equation for a simple automobile-trailer combination is analyzed, revealing the parameter groups which are important in determining the stability characteristics. Application of Routh's method results in separate criteria for oscillatory and non-oscillatory criteria which can be evaluated algebraically, and which can also be displayed graphically showing a region of stability on a two-dimensional plot. The stability region is bounded by limits of oscillatory and non-oscillatory stability, and the evaluation of a specific case corresponds to the location of a point relative to the boundaries. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Swets & Zeitlinger

    Heereweg 347B
    2161 CA Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Mikulcik, E C
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 281-289
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-031 022
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM