Accession Number : ADA308288

Title :   Analysis of an Independent Suspension for Use on Future Medium Tactical Trucks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Aamodt, Stephen ; Mushenski, Mark

PDF Url : ADA308288

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The independent suspension on the Advanced Technology Demonstrator II (ATD- II) was tested to determine how it compares with the solid axle suspension on the current M923A1. It was found that: (1) the independent suspension weighs more than the solid axle suspension; (2) the ATD-II absorbed less power over test courses simulating real world terrain and (3) the ATD-II absorbed less power due to a shock caused by an abrupt obstacle in the terrain.

Descriptors :   *TRUCKS, *SUSPENSION DEVICES, TERRAIN, AXLE SHAFTS.

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE