Accession Number : ADA199390

Title :   T-142 Track Pads Service Life Projections Based on the Physical Properties of the Rubber Compounds.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Nov 86-Jun 88,

Corporate Author : ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Rodriguez, Gumersindo ; Touchet, Paul

Report Date : AUG 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This report examines the performance of eleven different T-142 track pad rubber compounds encompassing natural rubber (NR); styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR); and nitrile rubber (NBR). Data from a field test conducted at Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) is included for three test courses. The field performance is correlated with the rubber properties. Abrasion resistance as measured by the Pico test was identified as highly correlated property with field performance in all type terrains. A statistical performance model of the T-142 track pads is proposed for each of the test courses. Keywords: Tank pads, Rubber Properties, Tank Pads Field Service, Elastomers, Least Squares, Stepwise Regression. (jes)

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *TRACKED VEHICLES, FIELD TESTS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NATURAL RUBBER, NITRILE RUBBER, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, RUBBER, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), TERRAIN, WEAR RESISTANCE.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE