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Dynamic modeling of intelligent air-cushion tracked vehicle for swamp peat

Hossain, Altab and Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Aminanda, Yulfian (2010) Dynamic modeling of intelligent air-cushion tracked vehicle for swamp peat. International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 4 (1). pp. 288-295. ISSN 2010-3794 (O), 2010-3786 (P)

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Modeling of the dynamic behavior and motion are renewed interest in the improved tractive performance of an intelligent air-cushion tracked vehicle (IACTV). This paper presents a new dynamical model for the forces on the developed small scale intelligent air-cushion tracked vehicle moving over swamp peat. The air cushion system partially supports the 25 % of vehicle total weight in order to make the vehicle ground contact pressure 7 kN/m2. As the air-cushion support system can adjust automatically on the terrain, so the vehicle can move over the terrain without any risks. The springdamper system is used with the vehicle body to control the aircushion support system on any undulating terrain by making the system sinusoidal form. Experiments have been carried out to investigate the relationships among tractive efficiency, slippage,traction coefficient, load distribution ratio, tractive effort, motion resistance and power consumption in given terrain conditions.Experiment and simulation results show that air-cushion system improves the vehicle performance by keeping traction coefficient of 71% and tractive efficiency of 62% and the developed model can meet the demand of transport efficiency with the optimal power consumption.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5264/1136
Uncontrolled Keywords: air-cushion system, ground contact pressure, slippage, power consumption
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 10:19
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2012 16:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1136

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