EFFECTS OF DRAWBAR PROPERTIES ON THE BEHAVIOR OF ARTICULATED VEHICLES

Following a description of an articulated vehicle consisting of a towing vehicle and a trailer, linear differential equations are formulated and are used as a point of departure for the detailed study of complex frequencies characterizing small departures of the system from straight line motion. It is found that effects of drawbar flexibility and damping on performance are, in a sense, opposite to those of hitch point connection flexibility and damping, but tend to be less pronounced so long as the drawbar is stiff in comparison with the hitch point connection.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, D L
    • Kane, T R
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME Pap 76-WA/Aut-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM