1991-11-01

Road Vehicle Dynamics of Log Hauling Combination Trucks 912670

In this study a detailed mathematical model for various design configurations of tractor-pole trailer combinations, incorporating a sliding drawbar, is developed. Furthermore, a kinematic and dynamic analysis for this vehicle combination is carried out and a computer simulation model is developed. Some results for kinematic performance and parameter variations of pole trailer-truck combinations are also presented. Additional results for dynamic and stability analysis are obtained through a transient and harmonic response analysis, and a parametric sensitivity study is carried out.

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