TIRE-VEHICLE SYSTEM ELEMENTS BEARING ON THE PROBABILITIES OF LOSS OF CONTROL

As a means of clarifying the role of vehicle and tire factors in the skidding process, the interrelationship of the tire-vehicle system with the driver-vehicle-roadway system is examined. This examination shows that it is not possible to isolate "friction demand" and "friction available" as separate, distinct entities but that it is feasible to identify "skidding" as a loss of control event in which the "maneuver outcome" departs from the "maneuver demand." The various tire and vehicle design and operational variables governing the probability of skidding (as defined) are identified. The resulting perspective of "skidding" as a "potential for loss of control" is used as the basis for discussing counter-measures and to comment on treads in vehicle morphology likely to impinge of this potential. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Skidding Accidents: Tires, Vehicles and Vehicle components. Proceedings of a Conference Conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 2-6, 1977
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025745
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding, HS-021 374, HS-020 126
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM