THE STABILITY AND CONTROL OF PIVOT-FRAMED TRICYCLES

This paper is an account of a mathematical model based in assumptions which run parallel to those which have become accepted for the motorcycle. The model is restricted to the description of small perturbation motions from straight running at constant speed on a flat level road. The equations of motion derived are constant coefficient linear differential equations, and these are manipulated to eigenvalue form. Numerical analysis then yields eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and this stability and modal information is generated and examined for a machine design based on the original B.S.A. layout.

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

    Heereweg 347B
    2161 CA Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • SHARP, R S
  • Publication Date: 1983-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 165-166
  • 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: 00385556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 829
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM