Combined Braking and Cornering Limits as Related to Automobile Tire Marks

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Gregory C. Smith, Jon E. Bready

Collision Safety Engineering, 150 S. Mountainway Drive, Orem, Utah 84058

Craig C. Smith

Mechanical Engineering Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 121(3), 504-507 (Sep 01, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802502 History: Received June 04, 1998; Online December 03, 2007


A four-tire quasi-steady state vehicle model is set forth utilizing the well-known friction circle model for each tire, and incorporating vehicle and roadway geometry, weight shift, and brake force distribution. The model equations are nondimensionalized for general applicability. A normalized chart defining limits of braking and cornering for a particular automobile is presented.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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