1986-03-01

Steady State Cornering on Uneven Roadways 860575

Information on the driving stability can be obtained in the form of oversteer or understeer tendencies and acceleration limits on a circular path. Up to now the calculations have only been made on an ideal, even roadway. Significant dynamic characteristics, such as the tuning of the shock absorbers, which also play a role in evaluating the stability of a vehicle in a driving test, are thereby not included in the calculations.
In this paper the unevenness of the roadway is taken into consideration in calculating steady state cornering tests. Different vehicle models can be evaluated in regard to their handling or active safety with the aid of the driver's steering actions required to keep the car on course.

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