Accession Number : ADA259241


Title :   Durability Assessment of the M313 Expandable Van Design Modifications


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Brudnak, Mark ; Kurec, Aleksander ; Zywiol, Harry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259241.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : This report describes the testing of the M313 6-ton expandable van in TACOM's Physical Simulation Laboratory. Design modifications were performed to fix several problem areas. The van was mounted to a high-performance motion simulator which excited the system by imparting realistic dynamic motions. A fifth-wheel spherical bearing fixture was designed and utilized to simulate the prime mover- trailer interaction.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS , *WHEELS , *TRAILERS , *QUALITY ASSURANCE , SIMULATORS , SIMULATION , INTERACTIONS , DYNAMICS , MODIFICATION , MOTION , INSPECTION , LABORATORIES , BEARINGS , VANS


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE