Vehicle's Dynamic Behavior Simulation as a Tool for Evaluating Geometrical Changes in Roads 2009-01-2921
The relationship between road geometric design and vehicles moving along it should be in a harmonic way in order to reduce the risk of accident occurrence. As a safety issue, the accident black spot analysis can lead to improvements in traffic signaling and/or to changes to the conflictive roadway section. This paper shows the applicability of the vehicle's dynamic behavior simulation as a complementary tool for evaluating geometrical modifications of roadway sections. A simplified example is described using a typical heavy vehicle, which follows a roadway section under two scenarios, one with an unchanged path and other with some modifications in order to increase safety. Results showed that vehicle's dynamic simulation can offer a detailed perspective of the vehicle's behavior to identify the effectiveness of the proposed changes before they are applied in the practice.
Citation: Vazquez-Vega, D., Fabela-Gallegos, M., Flores-Centeno, O., and Hernandez-Jimenez, J., "Vehicle's Dynamic Behavior Simulation as a Tool for Evaluating Geometrical Changes in Roads," SAE Technical Paper 2009-01-2921, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-2921. Download Citation
David Vazquez-Vega, Manuel Jesus Fabela-Gallegos, Oscar Flores-Centeno, Jose Ricardo Hernandez-Jimenez
Instituto Mexicano del Transporte
SAE 2009 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition