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Assessing the road-damaging potential of heavy vehicles

Cole, DJ and Cebon, D (1991) Assessing the road-damaging potential of heavy vehicles. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 205. pp. 223-232. ISSN 0954-4070

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The relative influence of various heavy vehicle design features on road-damaging potential is discussed. Testing procedures that could be used to measure the road-damaging potential of heavy vehicles are examined. A validated vehicle simulation is used to examine some of the characteristics of dynamic tyre forces generated by typical leaf sprung and air sprung articulated heavy vehicles for typical highway conditions. The proposed EC suspension test is simulated and the results compared with dynamic tyre forces generated under highway conditions. It is concluded that the road-damaging potential of a vehicle cannot be assessed by the simplistic parametric measurement of the proposed EC test. It is questionable whether a vehicle that passes the test will be any more 'road friendly' than one that fails.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:29
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 10:08
DOI: 10.1243/PIME_PROC_1991_205_177_02