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Stability of Heavy Vehicles: Effect of the Road

  • Gonzalo MorenoEmail author
  • Rodrigo Vieira
  • Daniel Martins
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)

Abstract

In this paper, the influence of the road characteristics, such as the banked road and the longitudinal slope of the road on the stability of heavy vehicles is analyzed. These characteristics make the vehicle load distribution different from a flat road, making the vehicle more or less unstable in certain cases. To conduct this research, the mechanism that represents the last trailer of the vehicle is analyzed with the Davies Method and the static rollover threshold (SRT) factor is obtained. Finally, a case study shows that the road characteristics have an important role on the SRT factor calculation of the vehicle.

Keywords

Static Rollover Threshold Load Distribution Road Safety 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of PamplonaPamplonaColombia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFederal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianopolisBrazil

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