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Effect of speed control humps on vehicle dynamics

Al-Nassar, Yaagoub Nassar (1981) Effect of speed control humps on vehicle dynamics. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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Speed control humps are effective in controlling speeding vehicles in residential areas, school exits, and university grounds. They should be well designed, properly constructed and supported by efficient warning signs. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of hump parameters (cross section, dimensions, spacing, etc.) on the dynamic behaviour of the vehicle and the driver. Vehicle safety and driver comfort are most important in evaluating the effectiveness of speed control humps. A mathematical model representing the vehicle and the driver is developed. Several hump profiles are tried. A “basic” hump is selected and the effects of the individual parameters of the hump on the dynamic response of the system are evaluated through the computer simulation. The results are analyzed; conclusions and recommendations for the design of speed control humps are specified.



Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Date:February 1981
Date Type:Completion
Subjects:Mechanical
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Dept
Creators:Al-Nassar, Yaagoub Nassar
Committee Advisor:Kassem, E. H.
Committee Members:Shaikh, A. K. and Al-Sayyari, Abdulla I.
ID Code:9643
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Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 16:45
Last Modified:25 Apr 2011 09:13

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