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The use of pseudo random data in the analysis of vehicle dynamics.

Laker, I. B. (1976) The use of pseudo random data in the analysis of vehicle dynamics. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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A method of quantifying the response of a vehicle to steering wheel inputs is examined. The technique will aid designers to adapt a prototype vehicle to give a desired response or 'feel'. Also it may be used to investigate the steering performance of current vehicles to make comparison between vehicles, or to examine the effect of changes in a single vehicle such as tyre types, pressures and load distribution. A model driver/vehicle simulation is set up and it is postulated that a vehicle's steering qualities may be rated by assessing the contribution the model driver needs to make to place the closed loop response in an acceptable area on the pole/zero diagram. For a single vehicle it is shown that a better steering response is achieved with the car fitted with radial ply tyres than with cross-ply tyres.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
Laker, I. B.
Date : 1976
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Additional Information : Thesis (M.Phil.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 1976.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 22 Jun 2018 13:56
Last Modified : 06 Nov 2018 16:53

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