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Straight motion of an ideal rigid vehicle is the subject of this chapter. We ignore air friction and examine the load variation under the tires to determine the vehicle’s limits of acceleration, road grade, and kinematic capabilities.

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Normal Force Traction Force Critical Speed Maximum Acceleration Front Wheel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza N. Jazar
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  1. 1.School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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