Analysis of Steering Characteristics of Semi-Trailer Based on 3rd Axle Self-Steering

冬成 黄
2017 Open Journal of Transportation Technologies  
The modeling coordinate was defined and the vehicle parameters were presented. The several maneuverability cases were conducted with the two virtual prototypes, including 360-degree turning, 90-degree turning, step steering and ramp steering at the low-speed. The effect of selfsteering axle on vehicle maneuverability and path-following was analyzed. The results show that, not only the side slip of semi-trailer is lightened, but also the maneuverability and path-following performance of
more » ... emitrailer are improved if assembled a self-steering axle.
doi:10.12677/ojtt.2017.62007 fatcat:3dwrgawiajd37eosmbiqtk2qzm