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

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Preface to the First Edition

In the past few decades, the continual demand for greater mobility over a wider range of terrains and in all seasons by agricultural, construction and cross-country transport industries and by the military has stimulated a great deal of interest in the study of vehicle mobility over unprepared terrain. A large volume of research papers on this subject has been published in journals and conference proceedings of learned societies. A variety of methods for predicting and evaluating off-road vehicle performance, ranging from entirely empirical to highly theoretical, has been proposed or developed. However, methods that will enable the design engineer or the procurement manager to conduct a comprehensive and yet realistic ...

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