INVESTIGATION OF FLUIDICALLY CONTROLLED SUSPENSION SYSTEMS FOR TRACKED VEHICLES

The use of fluidic components in a hydropneumatic suspension system is expected to significantly improve certain performance characteristics of the suspension system. Several candidate variable damping and variable springing systems are discussed. The damping and springing parameters are functions of relative position (between the wheel and the vehicle body), relative velocity, and vertical acceleration of the vehicle body. A mathematical model is derived for each candidate system. A brief performance analysis of selected systems is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907

    Army Tank-Automotive Command

    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Authors:
    • Eberle, W R
    • Steele, M M
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., TACOM-TR-12072
  • Contract Numbers: DAAE07-75-M-2119
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM