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Re: understeer/oversteer definition
In a message dated 3/12/99 5:08:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< The greater the vertical load, the
higher the coefficient of friction the greater the slip angle. >>
Group- I can not comment on the veracity of the above description. I do
remember some Physics however, and twice in the explanation it is mentioned
that "the greater the vertical force, the greater the coefficient of friction"
I think it is more proper to say that the greater the normal (vertical) force
the greater the friction force. I suspect that the coefficient of friction
between tire and road is not a constant or simple relation. On an
instantaneous basis though normal force times coefficient of friction is what
determines the force of friction which is offsetting the centripetal force. I
await corrections which are sure to come.
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