Accession Number:

ADA022636

Title:

Investigation of Fluidically Controlled Suspension Systems for Tracked Vehicles.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr-30 Sep 75,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS ASTRONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

The use of fluidic components in a hydropneumatic suspension system is expected to significantly improve certain performance characteristics of the suspension system. Several candidate variable damping and variable springing systems are discussed. The damping and springing parameters are functions of relative position between the wheel and the vehicle body, relative velocity, and vertical acceleration of the vehicle body. A mathematical model is derived for each candidate system. A brief performance analysis of selected systems is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE