Dynamic traction limitations of a passenger car with 4-wheel drive
by Peter Lugner, Manfred Plochl
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 25, No. 3, 2001

Abstract: By theoretical considerations including the proper modelling of the vehicle and the tyre-road force transfer, the limits of safe driving, during cornering, on gradients and p-split conditions can be determined. The distribution of the traction forces to the four wheels comprises all cases from single axle drive to 4-wheel drive with and without locked differentials. The results compare the different drive train configurations with respect to their performance and define consequences for the vehicle behaviour and traction capability.

Online publication date: Mon, 18-Aug-2003

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