Accession Number:

AD0767634

Title:

Vibratory Locomotion.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A new method for accomplishing land locomotion by vibrating a mass attached to a skid has been developed. The mass oscillates in an inclined direction, upward and forward, downward and backward. On the up-forward stroke it lifts the skid and pulls it forward on the down-backward stroke it pushed the skid into the ground and the increased friction inhibits backslide. The report presents the essentials of the theory of operation, design chart, and reports on experiments with test skids. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE