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Stability and Control Considerations of Vehicle-Trailer Combination

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3995, e-ISSN: 1946-4002
Published April 14, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Stability and Control Considerations of Vehicle-Trailer Combination
Citation: Hac, A., Fulk, D., and Chen, H., "Stability and Control Considerations of Vehicle-Trailer Combination," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 1(1):925-937, 2009,
Language: English


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