Accession Number : AD0286041

Title :   DYNAMIC SIMULATOR

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : PRADKO,F.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A series of integrated research programs concerned with analytical and experimental investigation of vehicle reactions to impact forces is described. The program presents: (1) equations of vehicle dynamics; (2) techniques for generating random terrain profiles; (3) a unique motion simulator and, (4) a three-screen visual display system. The simulator described is a high amplitude device that is capable of producing random motions of bounce, pitch, roll and yaw. This investigation has led to a substantial improvement towards analytical and physical understanding of vehicle behavior. Mathematical models are presented with significant comparisons made between computer studies and experimental evidence. The presentation enables a relative assessment of the Army's inhouse progress in the simulation field. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SIMULATORS, *DYNAMICS, *VEHICLES, ACCELERATION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PITCH (MATERIAL), PITCH (MOTION), RECOIL MECHANISMS, ROLL, STABILITY, TERRAIN MODELS, VIBRATION, YAW

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE