This report describes a study to assess the demand in Canada for a service to assist manufacturers, operators and regulators in the evaluation of the stability of articulated vehicles. The usefulness of available anaytical models of articulated vehicles in meeting the requirements of potential users was also assessed. A list of potential users of such a service was available from previous work on this subject, the proposed service was described to them and a sufficient number of problems to occupy the duration of the project was then identified. Appendices to the report present in detail the three case studies undertaken. It was concluded that there does exist a moderate level of demand for such a service. Much of the demand is latent rather than actual, owing to the unfamiliarity of many potential users with the basis and capabilities of the analytical techniques involved. A strongly interactive type of service is therefore indicated. It was found that users' request generally necessitated some development of the existing analytical models. It appeared to be more efficient to modify the basic models to accommodate the needs of each user than to attempt the construction of models of great generality. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

    Road and Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety Branch
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Mikulcik, E C
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 0ST5-0095
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM