The mathematical model, which was subsequently named the Highway Vehicle Object Simulation Model ([url=http://www.mchenrysoftware.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=584]HVOSM)[/url], includes the general three-dimensional motions resulting from vehicle control inputs, traversals of terrain irregularities and collisions with certain types of roadside obstacles.
The development of the HVOSM included an extensive validation effort within which a series of repeated full-scale tests with instrumented vehicles was performed to permit an objective assessment of the degree of validity of the computer model.
A paper written by Ray on the project was:
- "An Analysis of the Dynamics of Automobiles During Simultaneous Cornering and Ride Motions",
Proceedings of the Symposium on Handling of Vehicles Under Emergency Conditions, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (London), Loughborough University of Technology, 8 January 1969.
- For additional information please see topic HVOSM & 3D Dynamics Simulation