Longitudinal Motions

  • Karl Popp
  • Werner Schiehlen


The longitudinal or forward motion, respectively, is most important for all vehicles representing the desired motion for any transportation task. In particular, the performance of a vehicle depends on the driving performance achieved by its propulsion system resulting in the longitudinal motion what will be discussed in the following. In this chapter only road vehicles are considered particularly challenging by the tire elasticity. From the many references the books by Gillespie (1992), Mitschke and Wallentowitz (2004) and Wong (2001) are mentioned.


Engine Speed Aerodynamic Force Rolling Resistance Rolling Contact Longitudinal Motion 
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  • Karl Popp
    • Werner Schiehlen

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