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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Klein, R H
    • HOGUE, J R
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • 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