THE MECHANICS OF STEERING SYSTEMS PART 1 THE ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF STEERED WHEEL MOTIONS

The paper outlines the need for theoretical/numerical techniques in the design of steering systems. The part of the problem dealt with in this paper is the determination of the location of the tyre/ground contact point. The problem is tackled using three-dimensional analytical geometry and solutions (with appropriate simplifying assumptions) are obtained for both automobile and bicycle steering systems. Sample numerical solutions for the two cases are also presented. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University of Technology

    Department of Transport Technology
    Loughborough,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HALES, F D
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report TT 7701 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM