1988-11-01

Computation of Vehicle Center of Gravity 881741

A simplified method has been developed for determining the vertical center-of-gravity using selected vehicle dimensions and weights. The equations used to compute both horizontal and vertical C.G.s are presented along with a computer program written in BASIC. Results for selected vehicles are compared with C.G.s determined from more complex tests. A technique is presented showing how dimensions can be obtained from a simple photograph of the vehicle. An empirical formula for estimating the vertical C.G. is presented.

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