An analytical and experimental investigation on the stability and handling of articulated vehicles was conducted to develop stability criteria for tractor single-, double-, and triple-semitrailer vehicles during commonly encountered road and speed maneuvers subject to environmental influences. To this end, and experimentally validated digital simulation model, AVDS3, was further developed and validated. It was utilized to generate physical stability limits for articulated vehicles. During this investigation, the direct method of Lyapunov was employed to generate mathematical stability limits of cornering articulated vehicles. In addition, an effort was made to apply the concept of finite time stability to this problem. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This work is in 3 volumes: Part I, Technical Report; DOT HS-800916; Part II AVDS3 User's Manual, DOT HS-800914; Summary, final report; DOT HS-800915. Related document: SRIS 720486.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Eshleman, R L
    • Desai, S D
    • D'SOUZA, A F
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 531 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-105-2-392
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM