THE EFFECT OF PAVEMENT ROUGHNESS ON SAFE VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS

A SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL MODEL IS SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE VEHICLE, AND PAVEMENT ROUGHNESS IS INTRODUCED IN THE FORM OF TIME VARYING DYNAMIC TIRE FORCES. THE PATH OF THE VEHICLE IS DETERMINED FOR A STEP STEER ANGLE INPUT FOR DIFFERENT VEHICLE PARAMETERS AND PAVEMENT ROUGHNESS. THE STEER ANGLE AND THE SIDESLIP ANGLE ARE DETERMINED FOR SELECTED PATHS AND VEHICLE PARAMETERS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT PAVEMENT ROUGHNESS REDUCES THE FORCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No FHWA-RD-72-25
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue Research Foundation

    Purdue University
    Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
  • Authors:
    • Quinn, B E
    • Hildebrand, S E
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1973 12:00AM