Modelling of Lateral Dynamics of Modular Heavy Vehicle Combinations

Pekka Rahkola, Haataja Mauri

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This study focuses on the affect of vehicle combination configuration and loading parameters on handling and stability. The behaviour of vehicle combinations is studied with open- and closed loop manoeuvres using multi-body models. Experimental measures made with a heavy vehicle combination are used to verify the models. This study gives information for authorities and drivers about the influence of design parameters and loading on vehicle stability from the point of view of traffic safety. This study continues the work made for Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Automotive Congress, EAEC 2007). Budapest, Hungary, 30 May - 1 June 2007. CD
Place of PublicationBudapest, Hungary
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event11th EAEC European Automotive Congress, EAEC 2007 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 30 May 20071 Jun 2007


Conference11th EAEC European Automotive Congress, EAEC 2007
Abbreviated titleEAEC 2007


  • combination
  • modelling
  • module
  • vehicle
  • simulation
  • stability

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