USING COMPUTER SIMULATION TO EVALUATE AND IMPROVE VEHICLE HANDLING

The development of correlations of driver preference ratings to objective vehicle performance make it possible to predict both subjective and objective performance of automobiles through the use of computer simulations. With this broadened approach to simulation it is possible to gain greater insight into the performance compromises in vehicles caused by component design changes. None of the vehicle configurations evaluated were superior in all of the five areas of subjective and objective vehicle performance studied. The fact that the improvement of vehicle performance in one maneuver could degrade it in the others suggests that future handling and braking standards should not be drawn on a maneuver-by-maneuver basis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Meeting 27 February-3 March 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Chiang, S L
    • Starr, D S
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780009 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM