Impact of Road Conditions on the Normal Reaction Forces on the Wheels of a Motor Vehicle Performing a Straightforward Braking Maneuver

  • Jarosław ZalewskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)


In the paper analysis is presented, which concerns the impact of both the road surface condition and the change in a vehicle model center of mass location on the course of the normal reaction forces, acting on the wheels versus the distance travelled during the braking maneuver. The road was flat in one case, and randomly uneven in the other.

Research was based on the simulation of a motor vehicle model in MSC Adams/Car, for two different road conditions, with braking starting from the speed of 100 km/h. Such attempt enabled analysis of the influence of both mass – inertia and road condition on the wheel normal forces. The results may as well serve as a cognitive element, showing the specifics and the range of changes in the derived parameters.


Normal reaction forces Brake maneuver Road conditions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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