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17:02 Aug 4, 2004
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Steering, I presume. (Mercedes A-Class)
German term or phrase:Rollsteuern
Auf Rollsteuern wurde zugunsten eines präzisen Geradeauslaufs bewusst verzichtet.
Some kind of steering was sacrificed for precise straight-line behaviour, but what kind of steering?
Sorry, folks, I got the term wrong before. Thanks for your sugestions, which may just be right for this one too.
Yes, either answer is OK, but yours was first. I did see references to this, but only in reference to motorcycles. BUt further research shows you are daed right. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
But based on this discussion (rather badly written) roll steering seems possible.
With no change in angle normal to road surface, tire yaw produces seering action by the slip angle between the travelled direction and the tire's longitudinal axis. Steering can also be produced by inclining the tire to the road surface. This is called ROLL-STEERING and the former is YAW-STEERING.
Roll-steering is usually only important for two wheeled vehicles. Extreme examples of roll-steering are demonstrated in motorcycle and roller blade racing. Normal three, four, and more wheeled vehicles depend mostly on yaw-steering. Some earth moving equipment such as graders use roll steering by tipping rather that yawing the steering wheels. There is also some roll steering effect in yaw steered vehicles when the yaw axis is not maintained perpendicular to the road surface. This has been described as King-Pin Inclination, angle. It is measured with respect to the vertical axis and in the vertical plane through the steering axle.
Most motor vehicles (exception motorcycles) use mostly yaw-steering because a four or more wheeled vehicle tends to remain normal to the road surface. For this reason the following discussion is mostly concerned with yaw-steering. In most vehicles there is some roll-steering due to kingpin inclination, caster and camber angles present in the steering axle mechanism. For our purposes these can be ignored for the present. http://www.unb.ca/web/transpo/mynet/mtu6.htm
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