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AN ANALYSIS OF THE DRAWBAR PULL VS SLIP RELATIONSHIP FOR TRACK LAYING VEHICLES
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE CENTER WARREN MI
Equations are deduced by means of the Land Locomotion Soil Value System and a soil shear stress-strain relationship to predict the drawbar pull of track laying vehicles as a function of slippage. Test results indicating reasonable accuracy of the method are presented. Conclusions are drawn concerning possible means of achieving improved tracked vehicle design, and the direction of future research.
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