Accession Number : AD0784293

Title :   Investigation of Dynamic Stability of Trailers,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Nikolskii,V. V. ; Papenko,T. R.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Trailers with automobile-type front-wheel drive have a tendency to horizontal transverse wobble. Theoretical and experimental investigations indicated that critical speeds of trailer-trains, which were used as parameters of stability of straight-line motion, had a direct relationship to the angle of casters in steering mechanisms. The results also indicated that clearance in the couplings of the steering mechanism has an effect on the magnitude of transverse vibration.

Descriptors :   *Trailers, *Stability, Steering, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE