Chapter Seven


Chapter 7 includes exercises for the previous chapters.


Exercises; Tire behavior; Nonsteady-state tire behavior; Kinematic steering; Vehicle handling performance; Vehicle-driver interface

7.1 Exercises for Chapter 2

Question 1

1.a Give exact definition of each of the following tire properties and input/output quantities:

– Effective rolling radius for a free rolling tire Re

– Slip angle α

– Camber angle γ

– Practical longitudinal slip κ

– Longitudinal slip speed Vsx

1.b The rolling resistance force depends on many properties. Indicate in the next table with +, o, or − whether the rolling resistance force will increase, stay the same, or decrease. Justify your answer.

 Rolling Resistance
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