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