Laminated Track Pad for Tracked Vehicles.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to an elastomeric track pad especially useful on the endless tracks of tanks and similar military vehicles. A particular object of the invention is to provide an elastomeric pad that at least partially avoids the problem of chunking. The term chunking here refers to the formation of large deep holes or gouged-out areas in the ground-engagement surface of the track pad. The cause of the chunking is not entirely understood however, it is known that the pad can be subjected to high localized forces due to such factors as skidding andor side hill contact on partial areas of the pad andor edge area engagement as the pad first contacts the ground and later leaves the ground. The high localized forces may be at least partly responsible for the chunking effect on the pad surface. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment