## The Effect of Variable Axle Configurations on the Turning Radius of Vehicles

During this scientific research project we learned about how different axle configurations effected the turning radius of a vehicle. We made a 1/25-scale model of a vehicle. We changed the number of axles turned, axle length-width ratio, and the number of axles. After a configuration was set up, we measured the vehicle's turning radius. The average turning radius of the vehicle was 0.75 meters. The greater the number of axles turned, the smaller the turning radius. The number of axles turned effected the turning radius by .508 meters. The smaller the length-width ratio, the smaller the turning radius. Axle length-width ratio effected the turning radius by .468 meters. Adding more axles slightly increased the turning radius. The number of axles effected the turning radius by .050 meters.

### Research Done By:

Dean Gores*Armada*

Rafal Urbaniuk*Warren Tower *