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