Feasibility Analysis and Evaluation of an Adaptive Tracked Vehicle Suspension and Control System
NATIONAL WATER LIFT CO KALAMAZOO MI
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This study shows that adaptive control of the jounce damping characteristics of the first and last wheel of a tracked vehicle can cause a significant improvement in performance. This improvement resulted in an overall 30 percent reduction in average pitching rate of the hull, as measured on the simulation of the MICV vehicle traversing the JEA bump course. Verification testing of the computer model with actual performance data of the MICV vehicle showed good correlation of peak amplitude and hull resonance. This data also confirmed that the actual dampers are working well below recommended levels.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment