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

Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Yahya, Azmi (2008) Hybrid electrical air-cushion tracked vehicle for swamp peat in Malaysia. In: Automotive Engineering Congress, 2008, July 2008, Germany.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a hybrid electrical air-cushion tracked vehicle (HETAV). Mathematical models are incorporated with accounting the 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 decreases 12.63% and 25.81% for the vehicle weight of 1.02 kN and 2.04 kN, respectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5264/6456
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid vehicle; Air-cushion; Auto-adjusting-supporting system; UD sensor; Propeller
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ataur Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 14:06
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 14:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6456

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