Accession Number : AD0777504
Title : Distribution of Tension and Frictional Forces Along a Model Band Track.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DAVIDSON LAB
Personal Author(s) : Conrad,Hawkins M.
Report Date : MAR 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 79
Abstract : A mathematical model was developed which would predict the tension distribution along a band track, and a physical model was designed, constructed, and used to investigate the accuracy of the mathematical model. The model appeared adequate in predicting tension distribution for a static vehicle, but did not predict the redistribution of tension when the vehicle was in motion. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Tracked vehicles, Performance(Engineering), Mathematical models, Tension, Friction, Equations of motion
Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE