Terramechanics: Land Locomotion Mechanics

Terramechanics: Land Locomotion Mechanics

by T. Muro, J. O'Brien
     
 

ISBN-10: 905809572X

ISBN-13: 9789058095725

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Terramechanics is the broad study of terrain-vehicle systems. In this book, the complete physical processes associated with the static and dynamic interplay between (powered and towed) wheeled and tracked vehicles with natural and man-made surfaces are analysed and mathematically modelled. The focus of the book is the technical or engineering problem of predicting

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Terramechanics is the broad study of terrain-vehicle systems. In this book, the complete physical processes associated with the static and dynamic interplay between (powered and towed) wheeled and tracked vehicles with natural and man-made surfaces are analysed and mathematically modelled. The focus of the book is the technical or engineering problem of predicting the performance of a specific vehicle-terrain system - real or yet to be designed. Performance here includes such things as: the generalised mobility of a specific vehicle over a given terrain the trafficability of a terrain to the passage of various types and numbers of vehicles traction performance parameters such as tractor drawbar pull and bulldozer blade pu... - vehicle travel speeds and so on Specific and unique features of this book include: a comprehensive treatment of pneumatic and flexible tired systems the presentation of a new method for predicting the performance of track type vehicles based on small scale machine model studies a tratticability of tired or tracked vehicles running on a weak soil/snow

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789058095725
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: General; Mechanics of Soft Terrain; Mechanics of Snow Covered Terrain 2. Rigid Wheel Systems: At Rest; At Driving State; At Braking State; Simulation Analysis 3. Flexible-Tire Wheel Systems: Tire Structure; Static Mechanical Properties; Kinematic Equations of a Wheel; Cornering Characteristics; Distribution of Contact Pressure 4. Terrain-Track System Constants: Track Plate Loading Test; Track Plate Traction Test; Some Experimental Results 5. Land Locomotion Mechanics for a Rigid-Track Vehicle: Rest State Analysis; Driving State Analysis; Braking State Analysis; Experimental Validation; Analytical Example 6. Land Locomotion Mechanics of Flexible-Track Vehicles: Force System and Energy Equilibrium Analysis; Flexible Deformation of a Track Belt; Simulation Analysis; Theory of Steering Motion; Some Experimental Study Results; Analytical Example Index

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