Accession Number : AD0163647
Title : Hybrid Pneumatic-Mechanical Variable Configuration Wheel.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Markow,Edward G.
Report Date : 16 NOV 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The patent discloses a variable-geometry-type vehicle wheel whose profile can be automatically changed as required from a circular configuration for normal operation on roads to an elliptical configuration for off-the-road travel to increase traction. The profile of the wheel, formed with a flexible pneumatic spoke membrane and resilient rim is changed from a circular shape to an elliptical shape by canting the wheel hub disks relative to the wheel shaft centerline.
Descriptors : (*VEHICLE WHEELS, *PATENTS), TIRES, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, ACTUATORS, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE