Vehicle Stability

Vehicle Stability
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This reference offers a systematic approach to the dynamics and stability of vehicles such as cars, bicycles, trailers, motorcycles, and trains and shows how mathematical models of varying degrees of complexity can be used to suggest design guidelines for assurance of vehicle stability. Based on more than 30 years of teaching experience from a renowned authority in mechanical systems modeling, this volume illustrates the derivations of equations of motion using Newton's laws, Lagrange's equations, and bond graphs through a series of examples dispersed throughout the text and describes the similarities and differences in the stability properties of various vehicle types.

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