DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANTI-JACKKNIFING SYSTEM FOR TRACTOR SEMITRAILERS: FEASIBILITY STUDY, PHASE 1, STAGE 2

This study is the continuation of an earlier project relating to the feasibility of anti-jackknife devices for tractor semitrailers. This stage 2 examined in more detail the characteristics of tractor jackknife and potential methods of controlling it through devices located about the fifth wheel. The study investigated the detection of the onset of jackknife; distinguished the jackknife from both trailer swing and the transient responses of normal manoeuvres; investigated the characteristics of jackknife induced through varying brake distributions and the effects of varying friction devices; and evaluated the performance and determined the merits of both passive and active types of anti-jackknife devices. The main analytical tool was computer simulation to determine the performance characteristics of both active and passive anti-jackknifing devices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Development Centre

    Complexe Guy Favreau, 200 Dorchester Blvd West, Suite 601
    Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Pickard, J G
    • Dorion, S L
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00617966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM