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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University of Michigan, Ann ArborHighway Safety Research Institute
Ann Arbor, MI United States
- Fancher, P S
- Ervin, R D
- GROTE, P
- MacAdam, C C
- Segel, L
- Publication Date: 1972-11
- Pagination: 317 p.
- TRT Terms: Alignment; Ball and socket joints; Braking; Evaluation; Friction; Friction factor; Passenger vehicles; Performance evaluations; Road tests; Rolling contact; Shock absorbers; Steering gears; Suspension systems; Tires
- Uncontrolled Terms: Degradation
- Old TRIS Terms: Ball joints; Nhsb; Tire surface friction
- Subject Areas: Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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