A hybrid computer simulation for vehicle handling studies has been implemented, checked out, and validated. The simulation has been programmed to study both solid rear axle and independent rear suspension vehicles. Model validation was accomplished using parametric data representative of four 1971 vehicles: Volkswagen Super Beetle, Chevrolet Brookwood, Dodge Coronet and Pontiac Trans AM. Braking, steering, and combinations of braking and steering were the inputs to the simulated mathematical model for the validation tests. This hybrid vehicle handling program can be used for general studies of vehicle dynamics. Performance of the standard passenger car vehicle handling test procedures and calculation of the associated comparison variables are simulation options. A special interactive user's interface has been added to allow program use by vehicle engineers as well as computer specialists.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Bohn, P F
    • Keenan, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 355 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS-801 290 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-213-3-695
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM