DYNAMICS AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF SINGLE TRACK VEHICLES DURING BRAKING AND ACCELERATION

The dynamic behavior and handling characteristics of single track vehicles are significantly different during braking and acceleration. The linearised equations of motion for small perturbations from straight running for a variable speed situation are derived. The tire model employed with the vehicle model is based on the actual scooter tire data measured in the laboratory under longitudinal slip conditions. The tire side force due to turn slip is accounted through a mathematical approximation. Vehicle handling characteristics are evaluated using steering torque and steering stiffness values under braking and acceleration. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRRL 395019. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 239-251

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-265-0461-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM