Example: PCTOPT (% Force inputs option) inputs

The PCTOPT option permits the specification of the wheel drag force on the vehicle to be a percentage (%) of the weight on the wheel. This provides for a more straight forward procedure to apply drag to the wheels.

The above table in Cards 8,9,  Example 2 can be created using the PCTOPT1 option as follows:

You can set the PCTOPT1=1.0 (card 8, field 5) but also note that the program will check and for all inputs

≤ | 1.0 |. If true the program assumes the inputs are for % drag.

To lock the RF wheel, set the % drag to -1.0. A drag force equal to the weight on the wheel will be applied.

To add engine braking, with approximately 50% of the weight on the rear wheels, to produce 10% total vehicle drag you would need to apply a % drag of -.20/MU to each of the Rear wheels. Where MU is the coefficient of friction.  So assuming a coefficient of friction of 0.70, the following would produce the desired results:

# Sample Input Table: RF lock and Rear engine braking, collision at 0.50 sec

0.4     0.70    0.05    0.0     1.0                                            8

0.40    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0                                        1   8

0.45    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0                                        2   8

0.50    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0                                        3   8

0.55    -0.50   0.0     -.143   -.143                                      4   8

0.60    -1.00   0.0     -.286   -.286                                      5   8

0.65    -1.00   0.0     -.286   -.286                                      6   8

0.70    -1.00   0.0     -.286   -.286                                      7   8

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