[ODE] rolling towards outside of curve?

Hezekiah M. Carty ode-list at truegeek.net
Fri Feb 4 09:25:54 MST 2005

This site has a good description of centripetal and centrifugal forces, 
and even uses a car going around a turn as an example:


That site has, in my opinion, some of the best descriptions of physical 
concepts out there.

Take care,

Yizhen Zhang wrote:
 > Dear all,
 > In my car simulation based on ODE, I notice that the
 > car rolls to left while turning right, and vice versa,
 > i.e. the car always rolls towards outside of the
 > curve, which seems to be opposite to our real world
 > experience. The road here is simply flat in my
 > simulation.
 > Although the roll angles are very small and it is not
 > obvious from visual observation, this behavior can be
 > verified by taking the rotation matrix and converting
 > to Euler angles. Is this wrong or am I wrong?
 > Thanks,
 > Yizhen

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