Accession Number : ADD009865

Title :   Track Pad Reinforcement.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lee,Richard A

Report Date : 03 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : There is disclosed an improved track shoe for use on an endless track vehicle, e.g., a military tank. The shoe includes an elastomeric pad equipped with an endless reinforcement band encircling the exposed peripheral edge surface of the elastomer to prevent such excessive pad deformation as would contribute to premature pad failure, i.e., cracking, pitting or chunking.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Elastomers, *Pads(Cushions), *Tracked vehicles, Failure(Mechanics), Cracking(Fracturing), Reinforcing materials, Thermal degradation, Plastic deformation, Environmental tests

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE