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The correlation of heavy vehicle performance measures

S McFarlane, P Sweatman, P Dovile, J Woodrooffe

SAE Technical Papers | Published : 1997


Performance measures such as static roll stability, rearward amplification and load transfer ratio are a means to assess the engineering performance of heavy vehicles and to support truck size and weight policy decisions. It was expected that, for a particular vehicle configuration, there would be some degree of correlation between the various performance attributes. For example, a relatively high static roll stability may be associated with a relatively low load transfer ratio, at least within a particular vehicle configuration. In terms of developing performance measures such correlations are of great significance because (i) the number of performance attributes requiring specification may..

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