Accession Number : ADP004258

Title :   Modelisation des Pneus Hors Routes et du Sol en Vue de l'Amelioration de la Traction (Modelling of Off-Road Tyres and Soil for Improved Traction),

Corporate Author : LOUVAIN UNIV (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s) : Abeels,P. F. J.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Many effects have been observed as a consequence of introducing machinery to agricultural land and forestry. In the main these effects are due to induced compaction. Moreover, off-road development must look to more and more vehicles with different types of tyres for different purposes. Thus it is important to deal with the problems of flexible tyres in order to see how it may be possible to adapt their design to the unprepared soils on which they must run. The characteristics necessary for developing new concepts must include firstly the flexibility of the type identifying the properties of each of the principal parts of the tyre in transmitting loads to the supporting surface.

Descriptors :   *Tires, *Ground vehicles, *Agriculture, *Forestry, Machines, Compacting, Land areas, Offroad traffic, Traction, Soils, Belgium

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE