Accession Number : AD0687599


Title :   INTRODUCTION TO TERRAIN-VEHICLE SYSTEMS. PART I: THE TERRAIN. PART II: THE VEHICLE,


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR


Personal Author(s) : Bekker, M G


Report Date : Jan 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 865


Abstract : Systems analysis is applied to off-the-road locomotion. Existing knowledge and literature on terrain-vehicle systems are reviewed and integrated from the practical engineering viewpoint. Facilities and equipment required for systems evaluation are described and its management discussed. Mathematical models allow speculation on future developments including terrain measurements, soil-vehicle interface definition, design and performance parameters optimization, and cost effectiveness. Related problems and possible developments in agriculture, earth moving, and industrial and military operations are considered.


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *TERRAIN , *VEHICLES , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT , AGRICULTURE , SOILS , LOADS(FORCES) , MEASUREMENT , OPTIMIZATION


Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE