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The Influence of Tire, Axle, and Brake Characteristics on Truck Braking and Steering Performance

  • Special Publication
  • SP-1003
  • ISBN 1-56091-442-4
Published November 01, 1993 by SAE International in United States
The Influence of Tire, Axle, and Brake Characteristics on Truck Braking and Steering Performance
Sector:
Language:
  • English
Pages:
  • 72 pages
The driving safety of commercial vehicles and buses is mainly determined by their maneuverability and directional stability while braking. SP-1003 contains papers that study the influence of tires, axles and brakes on truck braking and steering performance. Contents include: an overview of electronic intelligence in future commercial vehicle generations; the VTI flat bed tire test facility - a new tool for testing commercial tire characteristics; effect of rear-axle steering on vehicle controllability and stability of a medium-duty truck; analysis of intelligent suspension systems for commercial vehicles; compliance steer and road holding of rigid rear axle for enhancing the running straightness of large sized vehicles; truck development trends in ride behavior; and optimizing medium duty truck ride and handling: a cooperative effort with truck designers.