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by brian
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: What is Tire Cornering Stiffness?
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Views: 3316

What is Tire Cornering Stiffness?

Q: What is Tire Cornering Stiffness? A: When a tire is orientated at an angle not equal to its direction of motion, a side force acts perpendicular to the plane of the wheel. The relation is nearly linear for small slip angles. The relationship that defines side force as a function of slip angle mak...
by brian
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is Tire Cornering Stiffness?
Replies: 0
Views: 352

What is Tire Cornering Stiffness?

The following topic copied to this forum from Accident Reconstruction Topics : Q: What is Tire Cornering Stiffness? A: When a tire is orientated at an angle not equal to its direction of motion, a side force acts perpendicular to the plane of the wheel. The relation is nearly linear for small slip a...
by brian
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the Static Margin?
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Views: 3141

What is the Static Margin?

Q: What is the Static Margin? A: The Static Margin is defined as the longitudinal distance from the center of gravity (CG) to the neutral steer point divided by the wheelbase. staticMargin1.jpg It is positive if the CG is forward of the neutral steer point. The neutral steer point is the point at wh...
by brian
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Crash Reconstruction News!
Topic: Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 3332

Re: Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety

Custom backup sounds for your hybrid/electric vehicle! And you thought cell phone ringtones were obnoxious! Quiet hybrids may get custom engine noises for safety's sake New York Times,10/15/2009 Working with Hollywood special-effects wizards, some hybrid auto companies have started tinkering in sou...
by brian
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump
Topic: Question on McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump Stunt
Replies: 9
Views: 25260

Re: Question on McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump Stunt

Q: What was the car? (this question was posted up on the youtube site of the video) A: The stunt was originally done by the All American Thrill Show with an AMC Javelin . It was first performed at the Houston Astrodome on Jan. 15,1971 astrospiral.gif For the James Bond movie Man with The Golden Gun ...
by brian
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the CRASH Energy Correction Factor (ECF)?
Replies: 3
Views: 4263

What is the CRASH Energy Correction Factor (ECF)?

Q: What is the Energy Correction Factor (ECF) used in Damage Analysis? A: Crush properties of vehicles are measured and fitted for crush directions that are perpendicular to the involved end or side of a vehicle. However, in an oblique collision, a component of the tangential friction force acts to ...
by brian
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Crash Reconstruction News!
Topic: Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 3332

Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety

Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety NY Times, JIM MOTAVALLI, Oct 13, 2009 For decades, automakers have been on a quest to make cars quieter: an auto that purrs, and glides almost silently in traffic. They have finally succeeded. Plug-in hybrid and electric cars, it turns out, not only red...
by brian
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Toyota Turmoil News!
Topic: Toyota Vehicle Recalls
Replies: 16
Views: 10803

Re: Toyota Vehicle Recalls

Toyota to recall 3.8M vehicles over floor mats Reported on Sep 29 by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press: Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States. This is the company's largest-ever U.S. recall. The recall is to address problems with a removable floor mat t...
by brian
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Highway Safety Issues
Topic: US DOT Distracted Driver Summit
Replies: 4
Views: 3736

Re: US DOT Distracted Driver Summit

Slides from DOT Dsitracted Driver Summit now available.
Here are a few
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by brian
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Wade's mailbox review
Replies: 1
Views: 2768

Re: Wade's mailbox review

Snippets from Wade Bartlett's October 2009 Mailbox Review : Changes at SAE : If Wade understood correctly, to get your one conference admission this year, you must renew your membership before 12/30/09 (no last-minute joining discounts in April '10). The already short congress presentations will be ...