Research of a Truck Train Movement when Driving Semitrailer by Slowdowning of Wheels of One Axis Pin on the Model
A free-running model of a truck train, which simulates a truck train consisting of a tow truck MAN TGS 19.360 and a biaxial semitrailer Utility VS2DС with a steerable front axis, has been developed. A semitrailer model is active with the wheel drive enables to control its movement by slow downing one of the wheels. The model was equipped with all necessary control equipment. It proved that driving a semitrailer by slow downing one of its wheels is identical to driving a semitrailer front axis with direct drive and a driver transmission ratio of 0.5. Differences in all cases have not exceeded 12% that is slowingdown one of the wheels of a semitrailer is reasonable for driving a truck train with a long base semitrailer.
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