What is lateral acceleration?

[′lad·ə·rəl ak‚sel·ə′rā·shən] (aerospace engineering) The component of the linear acceleration of an aircraft or missile along its lateral, or Y, axis.

How do you calculate lateral transfer?

The total lateral load transfer experienced by each axle is the sum of the link load transfer and the roll stiffness load transfer. Differentiating the change in tire vertical load with respect to the lateral acceleration gives us the lateral load transfer sensitivity.

What is lateral acceleration in aircraft?

One type of instrument that is commonly included in modern aircraft displays are lateral acceleration indicators. Lateral acceleration indicators, sometimes also referred to as “slip-skid” indicators or simply slip indicators, are used to provide visual indication of lateral mistrim to the pilot.

What is longitudinal and lateral acceleration?

Longitudinal acceleration refers to acceleration in a straight line, with a positive value to indicate what we normally call acceleration and a negative value for braking. Lateral acceleration is an effective measure of cornering performance and what automotive people test on a skidpad.

What is lateral velocity?

The component of a celestial body’s velocity that is at 90° to its line-of-sight velocity.

What is lateral and longitudinal acceleration?

What is lateral load transfer distribution?

The Influence of Lateral Load Transfer Distribution on Directional Response 930763. Lateral load transfer occurs when vehicles engage in directional maneuvers. The distribution of lateral load transfer between front and rear axles depends on both roll stiffness and suspension geometry.

What is lateral g?

Lateral Gs is simply a way of expressing how much side to side grip a vehicle has. G is for “gravity” with 1.0 “g” being equal to one gravity. So a car with a higher lateral G number has (in a steady state circle anyway) more grip than one with a lower number.

What is Max lateral acceleration?

Maximum reachable lateral acceleration is limited by the maximum force that can be generated by the tire which is in turn limited by the surface-tyre friction. Therefore the at limiting condition without skidding, vehicle acceleration (which is maximum)= friction coefficient * g.

What is longitudinal acceleration?

Related Definitions Longitudinal acceleration means the component of the vector acceleration of a point in the vehicle in the x-direction. The longitudinal acceleration is positive in the direction of forward vehicle travel.

How do you calculate CG height of a car?

One way to give a vehicle more stability is to lower the position of its CG. Or enter your numbers in the “CG Height Calculator” above, and let your computer do the work….

YCG = Distance from Center of Gravity to ground (= “CG Height”)
B = Wheelbase
WFR = Weight measured under both front tires while rear of car is raised