When studying lateral motion characteristics of a man-vehicle system, the influence of environmental conditions can have complicated effects and result in research difficulties in such areas as experimental repeatability, safety, and measurability. With lateral motion, the object of our research, we developed a drum-type lateral motion simulator to test the fundamental characteristics of a system comprised of a vehicle and its driver. As for lateral movement, freedom of movement for the test vehicle is possible over a five meter range, and a variety of types of tracking can be undertaken. Adjustments in lateral motion characteristics can also be made when the vehicle is loaded on the simulator. Great effort has been expended by the developers of this system to permit the approximation of actual road travelling conditions as they relate to lateral movement, including dynamical input, output and driver feedback. This report deals with the following areas: (1) major specifications: calculation (new-itae no) of the control value(s), follow-up value(s), and desired value(s) employed in tracking equipment, yawing control system, and lateral motion capacity; (2) approximation of the characteristics of lateral motion: steering torque compensation, self-aligning torque compensation, transient response, and frequency response characteristics; (3) an example experiment on disturbance characteristics in a man-vehicle system: tendencies in data for yawing response, gsr, and itae no. Are indicated from tests in which lateral disturbance was induced into the basic system. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 16th International Automobile Technology Congress.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Auto Techniques Engs

    3 Avenue du President Wilson
    F 75116 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Oguchi, Y
    • Nakaya, H
    • Sauda, T
  • Publication Date: 0


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00165603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM