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.
- 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.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Eke, F O
- Kane, T R
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Equations; Nonlinear systems; Slip surfaces; Trailers; Turning traffic
- Uncontrolled Terms: Nonlinearity; Slip angle; Turning movements
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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