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Optimal tank geometry and braking and steering response analysis of a tank vehicle

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Optimal tank geometry and braking and steering response analysis of a tank vehicle

Lin, Bingxiong (2005) Optimal tank geometry and braking and steering response analysis of a tank vehicle. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Heavy vehicles exhibit limited directional performance and stability limits due to their large dimensions and weights. The liquid tankers are among the freight vehicles with relatively lower stability limits due to the special condition of their cargo that tends to shift in the longitudinal and lateral planes under braking/acceleration and turning maneuvers, when partly-filled. The objective of the present work is to derive an optimal geometry of the cargo tank to enhance the direction performance of the partly-filled vehicle combination during braking/acceleration and turning maneuvers. An optimal longitudinal section of the tank is identified to reduce the fore-aft load shift encountered during braking maneuvers. The identified geometry is coupled with an optimal lateral section, reported in the literature, to synthesize the tank that would yield reduced load shifts in the lateral as well as longitudinal planes

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Lin, Bingxiong
Pagination:xx, 143 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Stiharu, Ion
ID Code:8631
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:30
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:31
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