Study of the Interaction between a Tracked Vehicle and the terrain

궤도차량과 토양의 상호관계에 대한 연구

  • Published : 2001.04.01


The planar tracked vehicle model used in this investigation consists of two kinematically decoupled subsystem, i.e., the chassis subsystem and the track subsystem. The chassis subsystem include the chassis frame, sprocket, idler and rollers, while the track subsystem is represented as a closed kinematic chain consisting of rigid links interconnected by revolute joints, In this paper, the recursive kinematic and dynamic formulation of the tracked vehicle is used to find the vertical forces and the distances of the certain track moved in the driving direction along the track. These distances and vertical forces obtained are used to calculate the sinkage of a terrain. The FEM is adopted to analyze the interaction between the tracked vehicle and terrain. The terrain is represented by a system of elements with specified constitutive relationships and considered as a piecewise linear elastic, plastic and isotropic material. When the tracked vehicle is moving with different speeds on the terrain, the elastic and plastic deformations and the maximum sinkage for the four different types of a isotropic soil are simulated.