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
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