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Hybrid electrical air-cushion tracked vehicle for swamp peat in Malaysia

Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Hossain, Altab and Yahya, Azmi (2009) Hybrid electrical air-cushion tracked vehicle for swamp peat in Malaysia. The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (3). pp. 63-71. ISSN 1874-155X

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The aim of this paper is to present a hybrid electrical air-cushion tracked vehicle (HETAV) for the operation on swamp peat. Mathematical models are incorporated with accounting kinematics and dynamics behaviors of the vehicle. Sinkage of the HETAV is sensed by an ultrasonic displacement (UD) sensor, in order to operate the air-cushion system. The air-cushion of HETAV is protected with a novel-design auto-adjusting supporting (AAS) system. A propeller is equipped with the vehicle to develop additional thrust for overcoming the dragging motion resistance of the air-cushion system . The performance of the HETAV is defined by traction and motion resistance. The mean value of traction for the swamp terrain with propeller over without propeller increases 10.21% and 6.47% for the vehicle weight of 1.02 kN and 2.04 kN, respectively. Similarly, it was found that the mean values of vehicle’s motion resistance decrease 12.63% and 25.81% for the vehicle weight of 2.45 kN and 3.43 kN, respectively.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5264/466
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid vehicle, air-cushion, auto-adjusting-supporting system, UD sensor, propeller.
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 09:01
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2011 13:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/466

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