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Re: understeer/oversteer definition
On Fri, 12 Mar 1999 FBFISH@aol.com wrote:
> << 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
Coefficient of friction is a constant typically, although I suppose it
could vary with tire design across the tread.
> instantaneous basis though normal force times coefficient of friction is what
> determines the force of friction which is offsetting the centripetal force. I
Very good. Friction "force" is correct, and "Centripetal" would please
my physic profs much more than "centrifugal." I forget the explanation.
That sounds like something Gross could explain.
Graydon D. Stuckey
'91 V8 Quattro 5-speed