Verification of a Mathematical Model to Predict Tractor Tipping Behavior
Because of its available axle torque and geometric configuration, the usual farm tractor is not a particularly stable vehicle. In view of the increasing emphasis being placed on safety and comfort, a knowledge of the degree of stability to be expected from a tractor under various conditions of dynamic loading might be an aid in designing safer and more functional tractors. One method of attaining this knowledge would be the use of a mathematical model. The advantages offered by a mathematical model over prototype testing include greater speed, lower costs, and, more importantly, the ability to perform preliminary evaluation of proposed designs.
This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 13, no. 1 (1970): 67–72.