ACQUISITION OF TRANSIENT TIRE FORCE AND MOMENT DATA FOR DYNAMIC VEHICLE HANDLING SIMULATIONS

This paper describes the issues encountered in using conventionally acquired tire test data for dynamic total vehicle handling simulations and the need for improved methodology. It describes the new test procedure that was used to acquire all three forces and three moments in a transient mode for a matrix of loads, slip and camber angles. A study of the test data supports the premises that the overturning moment, Mx, should not be neglected in dynamic simulations, and that the effects of camber should not be treated as only an independent, linearly additive, camber thrust. Instead of the conventional application of a bi-cubic regression fit to a six region data division, a new algorithm is applied. The data is divided differently into five regions in the alpha-Fz plane, and a variable format regression equation is applied as appropriate. The resulting regression coefficients matrix is readily usable in dynamic simulations, and is shown to have a superior curve fit to the test data.

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    • Truck and Bus Meeting and Exposition Cleveland, Ohio, November 7-10, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Sitchin, A
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00381889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831790, HS-035 949
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM