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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Vehicle-Road Interaction
By
BT Kulakowski
BT Kulakowski
1
The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
,
University Park, PA 16802
.
Conference Chairman and Editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-1893-7
ISBN:
978-0-8031-1893-5
No. of Pages:
274
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1994

The road-vehicle interaction forces were studied with two truck models, one with four axles (twelve tires) and the other with three axles (ten tires). The truck models were created using the multibody system analyzing program (ADAMS). The input data for the models are based on real values derived from the truck manufacturer. Two modifications of suspensions were made, one with three dampers. The suspensions were multileaf, parabolic, and air suspensions.

The road profiles were measured by VTT. The model computes instantaneous locations, speeds, and road contact points of tires. Then it computes vertical and longitudinal forces acting on tire-road contact surfaces as a function of tire stiffness, damping, and longitudinal slips. These forces are then used to study repeatability of dynamic axle loads along the road profile.

1.
Antoun
,
R. J.
,
Hackert
,
P. B.
,
O'Leary
,
M. C.
, and
Stichin
,
A.
, “
Vehicle Dynamic Handling Computer Simulation—Model Development, Correlation and Application Using ADAMS
,” SAE Technical Paper 860574,
Society of Automotive Engineers
,
Warrendale, PA
,
1986
.
2.
Ichikawa
,
A.
and
Susuki
,
Y.
, “
Truck Controllability and Stability Analysis by using ADAMS
,”
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
,
1991
.
3.
Gyenes
,
L.
and
Mitchell
,
C. G. B.
, “
The Spatial Repeatability of Dynamic Pavement Loads Caused by Heavy Goods Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles and Roads
,”
Proceedings
, Third International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions, 28 June–2 July 1992,
Cambridge
,
Thomas Telford Services, Ltd.
,
London
, pp. 95–101.
4.
Eisenmann
,
J.
, “
Dynamische Radlastschwankungen—Strassenbeanspruchung
,”
Strasse und Auto bahn
, No.
4
,
1975
, pp. 127–128.
5.
Cebon
,
D.
, “
Vehicle-Generated Road Damage: A Review
,”
Vehicle System Dynamics
, Vol.
18
,
1989
, pp. 107–150.
6.
Cebon
,
D.
and
Winkler
,
C. B.
, “
A Study of Road Damage Due to Dynamic Wheel Loads Using a Load Measuring Mat
,” Strategic Highway Research Program,
National Research Council
,
Washington, DC
,
1991
.
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