# Curb to Curb Diameter and Ackerman 3 and 4

Branch ID: 300

Request Number: 80000300

Table 1.
.plt File .mr, .abf File Component Unit Comment
F1 RESULT(1) Not Used Not Used Not Used
F2 RESULT(2) Not Used Not Used Not Used
F3 RESULT(3) Not Used Not Used Not Used
F4 RESULT(4) Percent Ackerman (Method 3) % The third method of calculating percent Ackerman. Ackerman is used to quantify the amount of scrubbing occurring on the front of the vehicle during a turn assuming no rear wheel steer. A vehicle whose front wheels are parallel (the same steer angle) has 0% Ackerman. Conversely a vehicle is said to be 100% Ackerman when the lines through the left and right spindle axes intersect in the top view at a lateral line passing through the rear wheel centers. The following equation is used to calculate percent Ackerman with Method 3.
When the Vehicle is Steering Right

outer = abs((left toe-in)/rtod)

inner = abs((right toe-in)/rtod)

percent Ackerman = (wheel base)*(atan(inner)-atan(outer))*100/ ((right spindle at kingpin y)-(left spindle at kingpin y))

When the Vehicle is Steering Left

inner = abs((left toe-in)/rtod)

outer = abs((right toe-in)/rtod)

percent Ackerman = (wheel base)*(atan(inner)-atan(outer))*100/ ((right spindle at kingpin y)-(left spindle at kingpin y))

F5 Not Used Not Used Not Used Not Used
F6 RESULT(6) Curb to Curb Diameter (Method 4) m The fourth method of calculating the approximate diameter of the circle the vehicle would move around at the current steer angles assuming no rear wheel steer.
When the Vehicle is Steering Right

outer = abs((left toe-in)/rtod)

inner = abs((right toe-in)/rtod)

ctoc diam = 2*sqrt(((turn radius)+track/2)^2+ (wheel base)^2)/1000

When the Vehicle is Steering Left

inner = abs((left toe-in)/rtod)

outer = abs((right toe-in)/rtod)

ctoc diam = 2*sqrt(((turn radius)+track/2)^2+ (wheel base)^2)/1000

F7 RESULT(7) Percent Ackerman (Method 4) % The fourth method of calculating percent Ackerman. See F4/RESULT(4) above for an explanation of Percent Ackerman. See F6/RESULT(6) for intermediate term calculations.
When the Vehicle is Steering Right