Accession Number:

AD0429005

Title:

EVALUATION OF ELASTIC-FRAME VEHICLE CONCEPT.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GM DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A comprehensive test program was conducted with the objective of establishing design and performance parameters for an articulated, elastic-frame, wheeled vehicle concept. Exploratory tests were performed in the laboratory with a powered, 14scale model to obtain information on mobility and obstacle crossing and tests in the field with an unpowered, towed, full-size test rig to investigate maneuverability, directional stability, stresses in the elastic frame, and ride and vibration characteristics. From these results, recommendations are made for the design of a powered, elastic-frame, vehicle test rig. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE