lateral force


lateral force
the component of the tire force vector in the y-direction. Note: for small slip and inclination angles, the lateral force developed by the tire can be approximated by fy = -caa + cyy angular rotations are positive clockwise when looking in the positive direction of the axis about which rotation occurs.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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