Accession Number:

ADA023983

Title:

Design Investigation of Inertia Measuring Platform.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MICH COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

235.0

Abstract:

An Inertia Measuring Platform IMP is proposed for the purposes of experimentally determining the location of the center of gravity and the moments and products of inertia of vehicles and vehicular components weighing as much as 28,000 lbs. The IMP consists of a rigid lightweight space truss which supports the test item and which itself is supported by four sloping cables which intersect at a point, the instantaneous center of rotation, well below the center of gravity of the platform.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE