EFFECTS OF CROSSWINDS ON VEHICLE RESPONSE -- FULL-SCALE TESTS AND ANALYTICAL PREDICTIONS
Full-scale vehicle response tests were conducted on five vehicles using a crosswind disturbance test facility capable of providing a 35 mph wind over a nominal 120 ft test length. Results showed that passenger cars, station wagons, and most vans have virtually no crosswind sensitivity problems, whereas the VW Microbus, the pickup/camper (in winds higher than 35 mph), and cars pulling trailers do have potential problems.
- From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Klein, R H
- HOGUE, J R
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automated vehicle control; Automobiles; Crosswinds; Performance; Performance tests; Trailers; Vehicle dynamics; Vehicle performance
- Old TRIS Terms: Vehicle directional control response; Vehicle responses
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I95: Vehicle Inspection;
- Accession Number: 00331335
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800848, HS-030 244
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01716
- Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Aug 15 1983 12:00AM