INFLUENCE OF ROADWAY DISTURBANCES ON VEHICLE HANDLING. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL REPORT
The report presents the technical details involved in selecting significant roadway disturbances, determining worst conditions using the APL/JHU hybrid simulation and full scale pilot tests, developing open loop test procedures, and evaluating closed loop test results for meaningful, i.e., safety-related, performance measures. These combined results represent a first step in specifying passenger vehicle stability against, and/or recovery from, roadway disturbance inputs. From a total of 13 candidates representing 4 different classes of roadway disturbances, 3 primary disturbance related maneuvers emerged; these were recovery from a shoulder edge dropoff, turning on high-frequency bumps, and turning on a low-frequency hump. Full scale tests with 4 vehicles and a total of 22 subjects were run on these disturbances to develop test procedures and measures that are sensitive to changes in vehicle characteristics, pertinent to transient and steady state maneuvering, and practical to implement. Tentative disturbance amplitudes are suggested.
- See also Volume 1, PB-265 190. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E08, PB-265 189-SET.
Systems Technology, Incorporated13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA USA 90250
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Klein, R H
- JOHNSON, W A
- Szostak, H T
- Publication Date: 1977-2
- Pagination: 179 p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Field tests; Maneuverability; Motor vehicles; Prevention; Road shoulders; Roads; Safety; Simulation; Stability (Mechanics); Surface course (Pavements); Suspension systems; Texture; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Vehicle characteristics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bumps; Hybrids
- Old TRIS Terms: Disturbances
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00154035
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-802 211
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01223
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM