TARDEC Ground Vehicle Robotics: Vehicle Dynamic Characterization and Research
ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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Vehicle dynamics, especially for military applications, has become a highly researched and published topic. Starting from the creation of the first automobiles, the analysis techniques for the dynamics of these vehicles has been developed constantly. Once computers became commonplace, the modelling capabilities of researchers increased dramatically. The goal of this paper is to introduce and define some military and civilian vehicle types that are common, detail some of the methods used to numerically evaluate vehicle mobility, and provide an overview for some of the more common methods and hardware used to experimentally determine vehicle characteristics.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Combat Vehicles