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Performance measurement of a tracked vehicle system

Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Hossain, Altab (2011) Performance measurement of a tracked vehicle system. International Journal of Automotive Technology, 12 (4). pp. 503-512. ISSN 1229-9138

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Abstract

To improve crossing ability, the most important performance factor for tracked vehicle systems operating on low-bearing capacity peats, and to minimize income losses that result from downtime and maintenance costs, a vehicle was designed in order to adapt to operating condition changes. This article describes the mobile performance of a novel vehicle with segmented rubber tracks on a low-bearing capacity peat. At an equivalent travelling speed, the novel vehicle’s tractive performance in a variable operating environment caused by changes in terrain cohesiveness and hydrodynamic responses was superior to that of the previous model. The new vehicle, which could be operated on the Sepang peat, showed a tractive effort of 42.2% of the gross vehicle weight in field experiments; the recommended minimum tractive effort is between 30 and 36% of the gross vehicle weight.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5264/476
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobility, Operating environment, Cohesiveness, Hydrodynamics response
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ataur Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 17:14
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2013 09:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/476

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