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39 Skidding of motor vehicle on bitumen vs. dirt*

Dr Chris Hall, Dr Anthony Zander and Dr Robert Anderson
As above
Number of Students:
Simon Martin and Suganthan Sumelingam
This project involves extending existing models for surface skidding by automobiles on bitumen and dirt surfaces. The experimental validation will involve placing instrumentation on a vehicle and performing measurements on a test track with the vehicle braking under full wheel lockup. The relationship between the measurements and the resulting skid marks will also be analysed.

Unfortunately/fortunately a driver will be provided for the tests.
Industrial Sponsor:

Ben Cazzolato