Accession Number : ADA586994


Title :   Method of Estimating the Principal Characteristics of an Infantry Fighting Vehicle from Basic Performance Requirements


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Gillingham, David R ; Patel, Prashant R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586994.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : Once basic performance requirements for an infantry fighting vehicle are chosen, we have shown most of the degrees of freedom in the vehicle design are eliminated and one can predict most of the important characteristics of the vehicle. This paper describes in detail the process by which this can be done and presents collected data where necessary that can be used to establish rules of thumb for the critical design relationships.


Descriptors :   *COMBAT VEHICLES , DEGREES OF FREEDOM , GROUND VEHICLES , INFANTRY , MILITARY VEHICLES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE