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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 48-52
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2017.48.52
Effect of Sinkage on the Tracked Vehicle Performance with an Intelligent Additional Track Mechansim for Swamp Peat Vehicle
N. H.M. Zabri and A. K.M. Parvez Iqbal

Abstract:
Background and Objective: In order to find a better vehicle that can maneuver on swamp peat terrain with 7 kN m–2 bearing capacity, various designs of tracked vehicle have been produced but none of them could operate effectively over swamp peat terrain. In order to overcome the limitation of the movement of tracked vehicle over swamp peat terrain a tracked vehicle with an additional track mechanism has been designed. This study presents the vehicle performance (in terms of motion resistance and power consumption) in swamp peat with additional track system and compares the performance with other existing tracked vehicle. Methodology: By using developed mathematical model for the vehicle, the value of the vehicle sinkage is used as the input for the vehicle motion resistance and power consumption. The range of the vehicle sinkage is varied from 0.0061 m until 0.0444 m with the maximum limit of 0.070 m. Results: From the results, it is found that the sinkage of tracked vehicle with additional track mechanism is less than the tracked vehicle without an additional track. While, the motion resistance and power consumption are increased with increasing of vehicle sinkage. Conclusion: Hence, the sinkage of the tracked vehicle in swamp peat does affect the performance of the vehicle.
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N. H.M. Zabri and A. K.M. Parvez Iqbal, 2017. Effect of Sinkage on the Tracked Vehicle Performance with an Intelligent Additional Track Mechansim for Swamp Peat Vehicle. Journal of Applied Sciences, 17: 48-52.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2017.48.52

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2017.48.52

 
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