HANDLING DYNAMICS OF AN INTERCITY BUS

Recent applied research studies in vehicle handling have emphasized large commercial vehicles. Among the results to date are a set of nonlinear equations to model the lateral and longitudinal handling dynamics of an intercity bus. These equations were implemented as a digital simulation for analysis of vehicle response and performance various steering and braking inputs. Concurrent full-scale tests with an instrumented vehicle served to verify the simulation results for both perturbation and large amplitude motions. This paper describes the bus, the analytical model, and the simulation. Analytical and full-scale results are shown for various maneuvers to demonstrate the fidelity of the simulation, and to illustrate the nature of the limits of performance (spinout, plowout, and rollover).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was presented at a symposium in Ann Arbor on Commercial Vehicle Braking and Handling
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Teper, G L
    • Weir, D H
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Pager
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-242-2-421
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM