Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Nonlinear Oscillations at Critical Shimmy Parameters: Experiments and Numerics

[+] Author Affiliations
Dénes Takács

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Gábor Stépan

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Paper No. IMECE2010-38375, pp. 731-739; 9 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 11: New Developments in Simulation Methods and Software for Engineering Applications; Safety Engineering, Risk Analysis and Reliability Methods; Transportation Systems
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4448-9
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Brief description of a low degree of freedom shimmying wheel model is presented where the time delay effect is in the focus of the corresponding stretched-string-like tyre model. The stability charts obtained by linear stability analysis present various bifurcation phenomena. These are checked by experiments on a test rig and also by numerical simulations that involve the partial sliding of the tyre contact region as a nonlinear effect. The sense of the Hopf bifurcations are compared to various shimmy models including the classical single-contact-point ones. Double Hopf bifurcations leading to quasi-periodic oscillations are also investigated. The applied numerical methods are optimized for convergence and also for possible application in real-time control strategies.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Oscillations



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In