The dynamics of friction as they relate to automobile behavior have been heavily analyzed under conditions that are favorable and predictable in the realm of daily driving. The scope of this project is to investigate behavior of slip in unfavorable conditions and develop a mathematical solution that allows users to predict behavior of oversteer and excessive sideslip. I am fascinated by the topic as I have developed a background in the sport of drifting (controlled oversteer) and would like to contribute to the understanding of this lesser appreciated science. Highly valued components of the project such as velocities, forces, coefficients of friction, steering angles, slip angles, and multi-wheel analysis will all lead to a deeper understanding of relationships between aspects of a vehicle undergoing oversteer.
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