AUTOMATIC STABILIZATION OF TRACTOR JACKKNIFING IN TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER TRUCKS

This paper describes an automatic stabilizing technique to prevent tractor jackknifing in tractor-semitrailer trucks. The onset of a jackknife is detected through the behavior of the drive wheels, and the corrective action consists of a form of corrective braking; that is, the simultaneous operation of the antiskid systems at all axles of the truck. The results obtained in this study indicate that the stabilizing technique may effectively prevent the development of a tractor jackknife during braking. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council, Safety Research Info Serv

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • Susemihl, E A
    • Krauter, A I
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE No 740551
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM