A SIMPLIFIED, INTERACTIVE SIMULATION FOR PREDICTING THE BRAKING AND STEERING RESPONSE OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

An interactive computer program which predicts the response of trucks and tractor-trailers to braking and steering inputs is documented. The mathematical model simulating the vehicle and the input/output of the computer program have been designed to elicit simplicity of operation rather than extreme accuracy. Thus, quasi-static load transfer is used, and wheel spin degrees of freedom are neglected. Special features of the simulation include provisions for tandem axles with inter-axle load transfers, dual tires, brake imbalance, and the effectiveness of antilock braking systems. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Moncarz, H T
    • BERNARD, J E
    • Fancher, P S
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-PF-75-8
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM