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Vehicle Mobility or Firing Stability. A Delicate Balance,
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WARREN MI
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The purpose of this study was to perform a sensitivity analysis, using available simulation models, and to determine the most influential vehicle parameters with respect to a vehicles cross country ride performance and to the firing stability of an initially stationary vehicle. It is anticipated that the results produced will be of assistance to the designer of future vehicle-weapon systems. Models and methodologies used are discussed. The model descriptions will be of necessity, somewhat brief, but will attempt to given an overall appreciation for the composition and complexity of each model. Relevant model verification and validation efforts are discussed. A short dissertation is included on the measures of effectiveness employed for evaluating the ride comfort and firing stability of the various concepts.
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