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A dozen motorcycle, trailer, RV papers added to Reference Library

10 Feb 2019 11:47 | Wade Bartlett (admin) (Administrator)

In 1973, the DOT held the Second International Congress on Automotive Safety, with a theme of "Motorcycle and Recreational Vehicle Safety". Included in the conference proceedings are a number of wonderful papers, including a few by Harry Hurt, and the motorcycle obstacle avoidance paper by Watanabe and Yoshida. I've uploaded all the papers I have copies of (12 total). There are also papers that discuss how motorcycles actually turn, the dynamics of motorcycle crashes with video screen captures, trailer handling, Motor home trailer dynamics, and more.  The format looks dated, but the physics hasn't changed. Researchers then were working on the same problems we deal with today. Most of these papers are not overly long, and are worth a read. Clearly, I'm scanning a photocopy of a printed book, so they are a little rough. If anyone has cleaner copies they could send, I'll put them in to share instead. To find them quickly, go to the Reference Library link, and search on "DOT". Peace. -Wade, admin.

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