Only by a close connection between theory and experiment the whole advantages of simulation in vehicle dynamics research and development can be fully utilized. After the theoretical models and their validity limits are verified by experiments with a test car, the effects, e.g. of design modifications of different vehicle components, can be investigated significantly. On the other hand test bench experiments are also very essential in respect to the establishment of the theoretical model and the determination of proper data. So to get useful results the test bench experiments, determination of data, the calculation by a theoretical model and the test car measurements have to be united, a fact which causes a variety of problems. A simulation taking into account a great amount of details will be qualified to show the essential features in this connection. The demand to simulate any combined input of the driver by steering and braking or accelerating sets the main frame for the theoretical model. Furthermore locking up or spinning of the wheels, driving on an arbitrary inclined road and extreme driving situations have to be taken into account.

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

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  • Authors:
    • LUGNER, P
    • Lorenz, R
    • Schindler, E
  • Publication Date: 1983-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 55-58
  • Serial:
    • Vehicle System Dynamics
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 1-3
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • ISSN: 0042-3114
    • EISSN: 1744-5159

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 815
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM