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Stability and vibrations of an all-terrain vehicle subjected to nonlinear structural deformation and resistance. (English) Zbl 1111.34037
The authors study the behavior of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) travelling on rough terrain. They use a nonlinear analytical model to quantify the vehicle response.
Following a stability analysis, regions of stability/instability are obtained. Both analytical and numerical solutions of the governing equations are given.
The authors claim that their procedures form a foundation for accurately studying the stability and nonlinear response of ATVs moving on complex terrain.
The paper is well-written. It should be accessible to both theoreticians and practitioners concerned with nonlinear vehicle vibrations.

34C60 Qualitative investigation and simulation of ordinary differential equation models
34D23 Global stability of solutions to ordinary differential equations
70K20 Stability for nonlinear problems in mechanics
70E50 Stability problems in rigid body dynamics
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