The Wheeled Vehicle Forced Additional Turn Analytical Study

  • Vladimir Sistuk

    Department of Automobile Facilities, Transport Faculty, Kryvyi Rih National University, 44 Pushkin Street, 50002 Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

  • Andrey Pikilnyak

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Machine Engineering Faculty, Kryvyi Rih National University, 11 Vitaly Matusevich Street, 50027 Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine


The study is dedicated to increasing open pit trucks with electrical transmission maneuverability indices. The possibility of forced controllability usage of rear traction wheels of open pit truck with the electrical transmission, which enables them to carry out maneuvers with the usage of a forced additional turn is presented. For the first time, there has been worked out a mathematical model of the forced additional turn. It enables to determine a correlation of rotational speed ratio of rear traction wheels of starboard and port sides of the wheeled vehicle relative to a tire-to-surface friction coefficient. Firstly, the analytical dependences, which allow predicting the indices of open pit trucks maneuverability while using the forced additional turn are determined. The mathematical model adopted to appropriate truck's electric drive control algorithm can lead to trucks performance increasing by means of maneuvering time reducing.

Keywords: wheeled vehicle, open pit truck, maneuverability, turning radius, forced additional turn
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How to Cite
Sistuk, V., Pikilnyak, A. “The Wheeled Vehicle Forced Additional Turn Analytical Study”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 63(3), pp. 165-170, 2019.