Vehicle property with tire camber angle (basic study on scaled vehicle)

Shoichiro TAkehara, Shigeyuki Yamabe, Yasuharu Ichikohara, Yoshihiro Suda, Munehisa Horiguchi

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This paper is concerned with the vehicle property using the camber angle of a tire. The purpose of using the tire camber angle is to improve the cornering ability and to save energy. Then a new method of turn using the camber angle of a tire is proposed. First, five types of turn for the cornering ability and the conservation of energy is selected. The scaled vehicle is used for the purpose of a fundamental research in this paper. Drive and steering system of the scaled vehicle are 4WD and 4WS using 12 motors. The tire force of a scaled vehicle tire is measured by tire testing machine. Then the map of the tire force was made. The cornering ability and the energy saving are investigated from the results of the step response test and cornering performance test. Therefore we confirmed that the new method of turn is effective for improvement of the cornering ability and the conservation of energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1319-1326
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number753
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Automobile
  • Camber angle
  • Camber thrust
  • Energy saving
  • Motion control
  • Scaled vehicle
  • Tire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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