Accession Number:

AD0785887

Title:

Method for Determination of Design Parameter for Cornering Linkage of Semitrailer Wheels (1). Experimental Research on the Operation of Steering Linkage (2)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1974-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The report contains discussion of basic mathematical parameters of cornering a semitrailer with steerable wheels as related to the basic kinematic parameter. Major example given is cornering when tractor moves along a circular trajectory and semitrailer is still on the straightaway with subsequent conjugation. The second article discusses specific theoretical and practical kinematics of steering linkage in terms of cornering angles. A measuring device using electro-mechanical time and course sensors is used in test performed on a forklift truck. Measuring device described and test results given in bar graph and cumulative curve.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE