Investigations in the Dynamic Behaviour of An Articulated Bus (Pusher) 845061
The latest concept of pusher type articulated busses needs
thorough investigations in the dynamic behaviour of the vehicle.
Kässbohrer developed an articulated unit with "Schenk"
coupling for dynamic testing.
An integrated braking system allows full control of the
horizontal movements between the two bus-bodies. Critical driving
situations were simulated, up to the limits of the system. The most
critical situations are: accelerating and braking on low friction
surface and swerving at high speeds. It can be shown that all
conditions can be controlled through the correct application of the
braking system in the coupling. The system seems to be suitable for
a wide range of service conditions for articulated busses.