Accession Number:

ADB001666

Title:

A Reevaluation of the 60% Gradeability Requirement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The requirement that all military vehicles be capable of ascending a 60 slope is reexamined to determine if vehicles have been designed to meet this requirement or if the specification is inherently satisfied based on other performance requirements. An analysis of the geometry and performance of a cross section of military vehicles indicates that 60 gradeability is, for the majority of vehicles, inherent. Future vehicles thus could not be designed at lower cost should the gradeability requirement be lowered. Vehicles would still need to satisfy other performance parameters these in turn would assure 60 gradeability.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE