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Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, 2nd Edition by J.Y. Wong

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9.7 Concept of a High-Mobility Tracked Vehicle for Operation on Soft Ground

Based on the results on the investigation on the effects of design features on performance presented above, a concept for a high-mobility tracked vehicle, from the traction perspective on soft ground, emerges. Using Vehicle A as a reference, a high-mobility version will have eight overlapping roadwheels (with the same roadwheel–suspension system parameters as those of Vehicle A (8 W) shown in Table 9.2), rear sprocket drive (with electric drivetrain), track (rubber belt or band type) with width of 44 cm, and an initial track tension regulating system, with which the driver may set the initial track tension in accordance with terrain conditions. They are in contrast ...

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