LIMIT HANDLING PERFORMANCE AS INFLUENCED BY DEGRADATION OF STEERING AND SUSPENSION SYSTEMS. VOLUME I

The influence of degradations in steering and suspension system (S/SS) components on limit handling behavior of passenger vehicles is examined by means of analysis, simulation, laboratory measurement, and full-scale testing. The major single conclusions deriving from this study is that vehicle handling performance at the limits of tire-road adhesion is negligibly influenced by degradation in S/SS components, both singly and in combination. A principal exception, as indicated by a positive sensitivity in certain performance measures, is degraded shock absorbers. In view of the findings, it appears that benefits to the vehicle-in-use safety program deriving from additional research on this specific topic would be minimal.

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    • Paper copy also available from NTIS $15.00/set of 3 reports as PB-221 099-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Highway Safety Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Fancher, P S
    • Ervin, R D
    • GROTE, P
    • MacAdam, C C
    • SEGEL, L
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Pagination: 317 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-72-3-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-1-126
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM