A Digital Computer Method for the Prediction of Braking Performance of Trucks and Tractor-Trailers 730181

The simulation of the longitudinal performance of trucks and articulated vehicles requires careful attention to tandem axle dynamics, the brake system model, and the tire model. The approach which was taken to these problems in a recently developed digital simulation is given. Results for the braking performance of an articulated vehicle and a straight truck are compared to empirical data. In addition, simulation results are given for the articulated vehicle equipped with a simple antiskid system.


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