Statistical parameterization of lateral vehicle loads
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006
A way of parameterizing markets and applications for fatigue life assessments for trucks is discussed. A set of factors influencing the fatigue life of a truck is identified. The demands and usage of the concept are discussed, and a parametric model is constructed for the lateral loads using the identified factors. Some explicit results are given, which approximate the expected damage given by the parameters. These approximations are shown to give results close to the ones found directly from measurements. The properties of the classification and the underlying probability spaces are discussed, as well as the problem of how to handle the uncertainties in estimates and the variation of the parameters from one market to another.