Slip Angles - Tire Traction - Explained


What is a slip angle? How do slip angles relate to understeer and oversteer? A slip angle is the angle between the direction the wheel is pointing and the direction the tire contact patch is traveling. This is a result of the elastic properties of rubber, which deform under friction. The slip angles of the front and rear tires dictate whether or not the car is understeering or oversteering, and they also influence lateral grip as slip angle is related to the coefficient of friction of the tire.

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Duur 03:12
Geplaatst 6 okt. 2015
Kampioenschap Automotive