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The development of high productivity combination vehicles using computer simulation

S McFarlane, P Sweatman

SAE Technical Papers | Published : 1997


The development of larger more productive innovative heavy vehicle combinations for public road operations relies heavily on proving new vehicle concepts to both government and local authorities. In a number of cases simulation modelling has proved to be a useful tool in showing that proposed innovative heavy vehicle concepts are safer and more efficient alternative to conventional equipment. This paper provides examples of the use of AUTOSIM™ in developing custom yaw/roll and yaw/roll/pitch models for investigating the dynamic performance of combination vehicles. Models are described for large innovative road trains which incorporate B-doubles units. Consideration is given to the modeling o..

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