INFLUENCE OF REAR WHEEL CAMBER AND ROLLING MOMENT DISTRIBUTION ON VEHICLE HANDLING ON DRY AND WET ROAD SURFACES

The present paper deals with driving tests on dry and wet road surfaces, and in particular with investigating the influence of rear axle camber and roll moment distribution on the handling properties of the test vehicle under steady-state and transient driving conditions. The handling variations due to parameter modifications are presented and discussed on the basis of objective characteristic values. It is found that measures increasing the cornering force/slip angle gradient and reducing the cornering force/wheel load gradient at the rear improve steering precision and directional stability, thus enhancing active safety.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 79-90

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C116/83, HS-036 342
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM