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

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Preface to the Second Edition

Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1989, notable progress has been made in terramechanics, which is the study of the dynamics of an off-road vehicle in relation to its environment – the terrain. Understanding of the mechanics of vehicle–terrain interaction has been improved. New techniques have been introduced into the modelling of terrain behaviour. A series of computer-aided methods for performance and design evaluation of off-road vehicles from the traction perspective, incorporating recent advancements in terramechanics, have been further developed. These methods have been gaining acceptance in industry in the development of new products. Continual interest in improving vehicle mobility ...

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