AN ANALYSIS OF VEHICLE BEHAVIOUR IN A CROSS WIND

The effects of suspension properties, particularly roll steer and compliance steer, on vehicle stability in a cross wind are examined using measurements of the vehicle's roll angle and steer angles of the front and rear wheels when the vehicle is subjected to a lateral wind. Further consideration is made with a simulation model. The following are the main results obtained. (1) the roll angle and the cornering forces of the front and rear wheels exhibit a transient reversal of direction in a cross wind. (2) accompanying this vehicle behavior, the roll steer and compliance steer of the rear wheels in particular have substantially different effects on cross wind stability. (Author/TRRL)

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    Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan

    10-2 Goban-cho, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Noguchi, H
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

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  • Accession Number: 00387164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 948
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1985 12:00AM