Accession Number : ADP004277

Title :   Effect of Hitch Positions on the Performance of Track/Grouser Systems,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) GEOTECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

Personal Author(s) : Yong,R. N. ; Elmamlouk,H. ; Skiadas,N.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A number of previous research studies have been performed with the objective of developing a model to predict the performance and efficiency of tracks on ground terrain. For proper modelling, several approaches documented in the literature have been used on: (1) Strip footing idealization of the track contact area with elastic stress distribution in the soil; (2) Energy dissipation within the failed soil mass; and (3) Energy conservation considerations for the track/grouser-soil system.

Descriptors :   *Tracked vehicles, *Terrain, *Soils, Elastic properties, Energy conservation, Dissipation, Distribution, Mass, Energy, Stresses, Ground level, Canada

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE