Accession Number:

AD0702246

Title:

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF WHEELS FOR LUNAR VEHICLES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

One pneumatic wheel, four metal-elastic wheels, and two instrumented vehicles were laboratory tested in a fine sand to determine their relative performance and to establish a better understanding of the basic principles of the interaction of very lightly loaded wheels with a soil whose properties were varied to include the probable range of lunar soil properties. Programmed-slip tests were conducted with the single wheels and the vehicles, the latter being tested on both slopes and level surfaces.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE