THE DYNAMICS OF VEHICLES ON ROADS AND ON RAILWAY TRACKS. PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL UNION OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS SYMPOSIUM, DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS, 1975 AUGUST 18-22

A compilation is provided of 32 papers presented at a symposium on the interaction between vehicles and the road/rail system. Subjects covered include methods for vehicle dynamics simulation, treatment of multiple contacts in dynamic simulation of multibody vehicular systems, principles of the automobile's plane motions, prescribed trajectory vehicle model, 14-degree-of-freedom mathematical model to predict car handling behavior on smooth and bumpy roads, and limits and reliability of theoretical evaluation of vehicle lateral dynamics. Also presented were papers on research on identification of vehicle characteristics, rigid body identification of road vehicle trains, dynamic steady state behavior of liquid loads, mechanics of tires used on single-track vehicles, stability of single-track vehicles, computer simulation of steady-state and transient tire traction performance, stochastic analysis of cumulative vehicle loading, and simulation of dynamic stress in vehicles and components. Papers on railroad subjects were concerned with longitudinal vibrations of long trains, hunting motions of railway vehicles on 4-wheeled bogies, running stability and vehicle transfer functions, guidance, quasi-linearization and prediction, non-linear models, simulation of lateral motion of 2-axle vehicles, improvement of rail vehicle lateral dynamic performance, evaluation of railway contact theory, rail-wheel parameters, pitch-heave dynamics of tracked levitated vehicles, air cushion suspension for aerotrain, low-speed electromagnetic suspension, magnetically levitated vehicles on flexible guideways, optimal control of a maglev vehicle and control systems for flexible maglev vehicles, and the dynamics of vehicles on railway bridges. In addition, a paper was presented on the interaction between aircraft and runway from the point of view of vehicle dynamics.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Includes HS-026 983U--HS-026 995U.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    S-412 96 Gothenburg,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 586 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 982U
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM