AN INVESTIGATION OF HIGH-SPEED AUTOMOBILE STEERING RESPONSE

The significance of the effects of steering compliance and aerodynamic life on high speed automobile's steering response was investigated on two vehicles, a ford falcon xw (1969) station-wagon and a GM-Holden Kingswood KG (1974) response was investigated on two vehicles, a Ford Falcon XW of the Ford Falcon to enable the simulation of vehicles with very degraded aerodynamic characteristics. Mathematical analysis showed the importance of the inclusion of steering compliance effects in determining stability factor, and hence the vehicle's high speed yaw rate sensitivity. Both experiments and theory showed that the actual high speed yaw rate response is not significantly less than that predicted from a low speed skid pad test, however, slight errors were found which are likely to be due to steering system nonlinearity and the effects of aerodynamic lift. /Author/TRRL/

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Ronosulistyo, C W
    • Sweatman, P F
    • Joubert, P N
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 239-264
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  • Accession Number: 00159852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM