Accession Number : ADP004281

Title :   Comparison of Measured and Simulated Ride Combort for an Agricultural Tractor and Influence of Travel Speed and Tyre-Inflation Pressure on Dynamic Response,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE-INSTITUT E V FRANKFURT AM MAIN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Strauss,C. ; Christ,W.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Off-road vehicles, wheeled or tracked, such as commercial vehicles (e.g. agricultural wheeled tractors, scrapers, excavating machines, trucks, truck tractors) or military vehicles (e.g. trucks, armoured vehicles and special-purpose vehicles) have to operate under extreme terrain conditions. One aspect of these conditions is the terrain roughness, which has an important influence, on the one hand on the vehicle stress, on the cargo or attached implements, and on the other hand on the ride comfort for the driver. Therefore, the need for reducing the shock and vibration levels, taking into account increasing travel speed, becomes an important criterion for the design of most of the above vehicles.

Descriptors :   *Ride quality, *Tractors, *Ground vehicles, *Tires, *Dynamic response, Trucks, Commercial equipment, Machines, Scrapers, Scalers, Excavation, Armor, Vehicles, Agriculture, Offroad traffic, Wheels, Cargo, Terrain, Military vehicles, Vibration, Simulation, Measurement, Surface roughness, Stresses, Level(Quantity), Travel, West Germany

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE