A NONLINEAR STUDY OF THE STEADY-STATE TURNING BEHAVIOR OF CAR-TRAILER SYSTEMS

The equations governing the steady-state turning behavior of car-trailer systems are derived without linearization in any of the motion variables and with full consideration of lateral and longitudinal load transfer. The wheel-roadway interaction forces are expressed as nonlinear functions of tire slip angles. The resulting system of variously nonlinear and transcendental equations is solved numerically for a specific vehicle system, and the principal results are condensed into a carpet plot, which can be used as a handling diagram.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in HS-028 866 (SAE-SP-463), "Recreational Vehicle Dynamics," Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 1980, p 47-51. Presented at the SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Eke, F O
    • Kane, T R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800156, HS-028 872
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ENG-77-04449
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM