THREE-WHEELED ATV--A NO-SUSPENSION RIGID RIDER SYSTEM, PART II: APPLICATIONS--HANDLING AND RIDE
This paper is the second in a series on three-wheeled all-terrain vehicles and investigates the handling and ride characteristics of the six degrees-of-freedom mathematical model of a vehicle/rigid-rider system with no suspension. This vehicle/rider system was simulated over three different bump profiles of rectangular, parabolic and sinusoidal shapes. The results show that a light vehicle/rider system equipped with a set of stiff tires has the poorest handling and ride characteristics whereas a heavy vehicle/rider system equipped with a set of soft tires has the best handling and ride characteristics. It was also shown that, for the particular profiles selected, a longer ramp-like bump profile disturbed the vehicle/rider systems significantly more than a shorter length bump profile.
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Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Tan, T E
- Huston, J C
- Publication Date: 1984
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Driving; Handling characteristics; Mathematical models; Ride quality; Stiffness; Three wheeled vehicles; Tires
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bumps
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00395747
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 841059, HS-038 271
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM