Title: Vehicle stability during braking and the influence of suspension characteristics

Authors: T. Morita, T. Tanaka

Addresses: Passenger Car Engineering Centre, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1, Nakashinkiri, Hashime-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken 444, Japan. ' Passenger Car Engineering Centre, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1, Nakashinkiri, Hashime-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken 444, Japan

Abstract: This paper describes vehicle stability during braking. A new evaluation method was applied to this investigation experimentally to grasp the stability during braking. Furthermore, by carrying out the analysis using a mathematical model, and the experiments based on this method, some suspension characteristics that influence the vehicle stability during braking were clarified.

Keywords: vehicle stability; vehicle suspension; braking disturbance input method; vehicle steering; braking force; toe alignment; response method; mathematical modelling; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1989.061566

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1989 Vol.10 No.4, pp.443 - 452

Available online: 26 May 2014

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