Accession Number : AD0730341


Title :   Russian Approach to Terrain-Vehicle Systems (An Exercise in Pragmatism and Continuity)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : GENERAL MOTORS CORP GOLETA CA DELCO ELECTRONICS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Bekker, M G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/730341.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 393


Abstract : Dr. Bekker reports on his in-depth study of the evolution of Russian research on terrain-vehicle systems. After reviewing some 3000 references to literature on the subject in the past 35 years, he selected about 450 books and papers for further study. He traces the evolution of Russian work, analyzes the methods and results, and discusses the influence that research in other countries had on these Russian efforts. He informs the reader of the current status of Russian research in this field, and compares it with the status of U. S. research. Dr. Bekker concludes that though plagued with approach to research in terrain-vehicle systems that is exemplary for its 'persistent and dynamic continuity.


Descriptors :   *SOILS , *VEHICLES , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , USSR , INTERACTIONS , LUNAR SURFACE VEHICLES , TRAFFICABILITY , TIRES , INSTRUMENTATION , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , TEST EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE