T-142 Track Pads Service Life Projections Based on the Physical Properties of the Rubber Compounds.
Final technical rept. Nov 86-Jun 88,
ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report examines the performance of eleven different T-142 track pad rubber compounds encompassing natural rubber NR styrene-butadiene-rubber SBR and nitrile rubber NBR. Data from a field test conducted at Yuma Proving Grounds YPG is included for three test courses. The field performance is correlated with the rubber properties. Abrasion resistance as measured by the Pico test was identified as highly correlated property with field performance in all type terrains. A statistical performance model of the T-142 track pads is proposed for each of the test courses. Keywords Tank pads, Rubber Properties, Tank Pads Field Service, Elastomers, Least Squares, Stepwise Regression. jes
- Elastomers and Rubber
- Combat Vehicles