Combined Automated Mechanical Driveline Systems
In the previous chapters, simple driveline systems were analyzed, that is either differential or positively engaged or other single-type wheel drive systems. Combined driveline systems are combinations that are comprised of simple systems (see Figure 1.34). If the mechanisms and systems in the power-dividing units of a vehicle with combined driveline systems function automatically, then such systems are additionally known as automated. Precisely such drives are used in the majority of vehicles. This section presents the methods of compiling the equations for determining the distribution of power between the wheels and assessing the operational properties of these vehicles. These methods incorporate the effect of the principal design solutions of the vehicles: drive formulae, axle formulae, and steering formulae (see Section 1.2).