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Experimental Safety Vehicle Handling Characteristics and Their Relationship to Crashworthiness Requirements
Published January 01, 1974 by Societe des Ingenieurs de l'Automobile in France
A parametric study was conducted to investigate the influence of vehicle's weight and weight distribution (fore/aft) on its dynamic handling performance. The parametric variations consisted of four weights of vehicles, three levels of fore/aft weight distributions, four vehicle forward speeds, three levels of lateral acceleration and two types of yaw response characteristics