Accession Number : ADP004308

Title :   Study on Steerability of Articulated Tracked Vehicles,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE ACADEMY YOKOSUKA (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Watanabe,K. ; Kitano,M.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : In previous paper, we have presented available equations of motion for analyzing the plane motion of the couple(non-articulated) tracked vehicles with tow-pins. In this paper, a mathematical analog for predicting the steerability of articulated tracked vehicles has been developed and computerized for numerical application. The analog contains all the basic parameters such as the vehicle characteristics and terrain factors related to steering problems of the vehicle. The accuracy of the analog in application has been verified by scale model tests and predictions proved quite satisfactory.

Descriptors :   *Steering, *Tracked vehicles, Model tests, Equations of motion, Analog systems, Scale models, Terrain, Accuracy, Numerical analysis, Vehicles, Mathematics, Parameters, Japan

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE