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Processes involved in the design of a segmented rubber tracked vehicle for Sepang peat terrain in Malaysia

Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Yahya, Azmi and Bardaie, Mohd. Zohadie and Wan Ismail, Wan Ishak (2005) Processes involved in the design of a segmented rubber tracked vehicle for Sepang peat terrain in Malaysia. International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), 38 (4). pp. 347-378. ISSN 1741-5314 (O), 0143-3369 (P)

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Abstract

This paper describes a framework for designing a new segmented rubber track vehicle for low bearing capacity Sepang peat terrain in Malaysia. Based on a given set of vehicle dimensions and terrain-track system constants, a simulation technique is then used to optimise the design parameters of the vehicle by establishing mathematical models for the track-peat terrain mechanism. The simulation results showed that the nominal ground pressure of the vehicle is 23.5% lower than the bearing capacity of the peat terrain. The location of the centre of gravity of the vehicle at 300mm rearward from the mid-point of the track ground contact length ensures a maximum sinkage of 90 mm, a minimum motion resistance of 12% and a maximum tractive efficiency of 74% during traversing at 10 km/hr on the peat terrain. Finally, the vehicle components have been designed by using 3D-CAD drawing software package.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5264/7422
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: Dr Ataur Rahman
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 14:36
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 10:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7422

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