Accession Number:

AD0163647

Title:

Hybrid Pneumatic-Mechanical Variable Configuration Wheel.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The patent discloses a variable-geometry-type vehicle wheel whose profile can be automatically changed as required from a circular configuration for normal operation on roads to an elliptical configuration for off-the-road travel to increase traction. The profile of the wheel, formed with a flexible pneumatic spoke membrane and resilient rim is changed from a circular shape to an elliptical shape by canting the wheel hub disks relative to the wheel shaft centerline.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE