Accession Number:

ADA069519

Title:

Track Dynamics Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

303.0

Abstract:

A comprehensive study of tracktrack dynamics was undertaken, utilizing analytical, laboratory test, and field test techniques to develop a better understanding of track dynamics and performance. Analytical techniques were developed to predict track vibration modes, chordal action effects, dynamic tension and path, energy dissipation, tension going over obstacles, tension distribution, pinbushing stresses and deflections, temperature buildup, and end connector tightening effectiveness. Double-pin track for heavy tanks was analyzed with these techniques, and designs for improved track suitable for the XM-1 tank were developed. A laboratory bushing research machine was designed, and a track-mounted telemetry system was built. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE