Accession Number : AD0429005


Title :   EVALUATION OF ELASTIC-FRAME VEHICLE CONCEPT.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : GM DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Jindra,Frederick


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : A comprehensive test program was conducted with the objective of establishing design and performance parameters for an articulated, elastic-frame, wheeled vehicle concept. Exploratory tests were performed in the laboratory with a powered, 1/4scale model to obtain information on mobility and obstacle crossing; and tests in the field with an unpowered, towed, full-size test rig to investigate maneuverability, directional stability, stresses in the elastic frame, and ride and vibration characteristics. From these results, recommendations are made for the design of a powered, elastic-frame, vehicle test rig. (Author)


Descriptors :   *VEHICLES , VEHICLE CHASSIS COMPONENTS , ELASTIC PROPERTIES , MODEL TESTS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , WATER , SOILS , VELOCITY , MOBILE , POWER , INSTRUMENTATION , TOWED VEHICLES , STRESSES , VIBRATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE