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Volume 254, 2019XXIII Polish-Slovak Scientific Conference on Machine Modelling and Simulations (MMS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Machine Dynamics and Multibody Systems Simulations|
|Published online||15 January 2019|
Analysis of driving properties of a three-wheeled vehicle with a newly designed steering system
Department of Transport and Handling Machines, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovak Republic
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This paper presents results of analyses of a three-wheeled vehicle with the newly designed steering system. Our design of steering system is intended to be mounted on a tricycle with the electric drivetrain. The standard steering system of a three-wheeled vehicle has disadvantage, that such a vehicle is unstable, when it is curving a curve mainly at higher speeds. It results to a breach of stability form the overturning point of view. The newly designed steering system of a three-wheeled vehicle contributes to increasing its stability. It means that a three-wheeled vehicle with the newly designed steering system is able to pass a curve with a smaller radius at higher speed. The main objectives of analyses presented in this paper is comparison of driving properties of a three-wheeled vehicle with two wheels on a rear axle with the standard steering system and with the newly designed steering system by means of simulation computations, which were carried out in Simpack package.
Key words: three-wheeled vehicle / driving properties / overturning stability / simulation computations
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