DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A HYDROPNEUMATIC SUSPENSION SYSTEM ON A USMC AAV7A1

This report discusses the development, fabrication, and design of an externally mounted, in-arm hydropneumatic suspension system on a United States Marine Corp (USMC) tracked amphibious vehicle (model AAV7A1). The suspension system was developed for a 60,000 pound vehicle and tested for performance and durability at the USMC Amhibian Vehicle Test Branch. This report contains test data and analysis resulting from this testing, in Test Branch. This report contains test data and analysis resulting from this testing, in addition to contractor test results obtained. The contractor completed and documented in this report a feasibility effort to demonstrate retractability of this type suspension for future USMC amphibious vehicles. This report contains information on a digital ride quality meter fabricated by the contractor for use on this program. Testing under this program did not result in ride quality data being taken.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original contains color plates; all DTIC reproductions will be in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Stack, S M
  • Publication Date: 1991-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 307 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DTRC-SD-DR-17/91
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM