MEASURES OF THE LATERAL PLACEMENT OF PASSENGER CARS AND OTHER VEHICLES IN PROXIMITY TO INTERCITY BUSES ON 2 LANE AND MULTILANE HIGHWAYS

The report summarizes one phase of an experimental and analytical program to quantify the effect of bus-induced aerodynamic disturbances on adjacent vehicle safety performance. This report presents the results of bus and disturbed-vehicle lateral placement measures on the highway, using MC-6 and MC-7 buses and a variety of roadway geometries and ambient wind conditions. The other phases of the study involved wind tunnel experiments, driver/vehicle response and performance analyses and simulations, and full scale tests with instrumented vehicles at an off-the-highway test site. The results of these phases are reported elsewhere.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  USA  90250
  • Authors:
    • WEIR, D H
    • Sihilling, C S
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STI-TR-1016-2 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7570
  • Files: NTIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM