ANALYSIS OF THE DIRECTIONAL RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS OF DOUBLE TANKERS
A linear mathematical model is developed for studying the directional response and yaw stability of many-axled, multi-articulated tanker trucks. Analytical results obtained from the model provide an understanding of (1) the factors leading to unstable lateral responses of double tankers when only the rear compartment of the rear (pup) trailer is loaded and (2) the likelihood of rollover of the pup trailer in obstacle-avoidance maneuvers on the highway. Rigidizing the connection at the pintle hook is found to improve the directional performance of the double tanker.
- From the 11-14 December 1978 Meeting.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- MALLIKARJUNARAO, C
- Fancher, P
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Applications; Automobile driving; Automobiles; Dynamics; Handling characteristics; Mathematical models; Performance; Rollover crashes; Stability (Mechanics); Tankers; Tanks (Containers); Tractor trailer combinations; Trailers; Trucks; Yaw
- Uncontrolled Terms: Articulated vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile handling qualities; Pup trailers; Tank
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00195264
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 781064
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM