HEMTT Dynamic Sensitivity to Small Obstacles at Low Velocities. Volume 2. Validation Study Using VEHDYN 3.0.
Technical rept. 1 May 92-28 Feb 93,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The Vehicle Dynamic Model VEHDYN 3.0, developed at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, was used to compare selected displacements, velocities, and accelerations with field-measured quantities for both an empty and a fully loaded M977 HEMTT truck. Test conditions detailed in Volume 1 of this series included having the HEMTT negotiate small square-edged obstacles 0.25 -3.00 inches high at low velocities 1.80 0.06 mph. Time history and Fast Fourier Transform comparisons are provided. The VEHDYN 3.0 model did a reasonable job at predicting the motion, especially the action of the HEMTT walking beam suspensions and overall low-frequency response. A procedure was demonstrated that takes acceleration data from low-amplitude front and rear drop tests and develops linear spring and damper response relationships for the HEMTT. MM
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