Title: Computer simulation study on a vehicle's directional response in some severe manoeuvres Part 2: Steering and braking manoeuvres

Authors: M. El-Gindy, L. Ilosvai

Addresses: Automobile Engineering Department, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary. ' Automobile Engineering Department, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary

Abstract: The present paper deals with a computer simulation study of a vehicle|s directional response in combined steering and braking manoeuvres: 1. Braking during lane change; 2. Braking in steady turn. A non-linear 7 degree of freedom vehicle model is utilized in the simulation study. The model is described in part 1 of this paper. The effect of road surface condition, front/rear wheel locking time and tyre-traction parameters (longitudinal and lateral stiffness) on vehicle direction stability are investigated.

Keywords: vehicle braking; direction stability; tyre characteristics; unsteady motion; skidding; vehicle dynamics; steering; simulation; directional response; vehicle modelling; road surfaces; wheel locking time; tyre-traction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1983.061303

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1983 Vol.4 No.5, pp.501 - 510

Published online: 25 May 2014 *

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