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Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering
Terrain Behaviour, Off-Road Vehicle Performance and Design
2nd Edition - October 20, 2009
Author: J.Y. Wong
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Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting… Read more
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Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting the increase in off-road vehicle production and development—recreational, agricultural, construction, military—this book equips readers with all of the necessary knowledge to successfully design and model off-road vehicle systems, and provides a comprehensive introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction.
The only book to cover the principles of off-road vehicle and terrain engineering, a rapidly developing sector that includes SUVs, tractors and agricultural vehicles, military vehicles, and construction equipment
Covers the latest developments in the field, including the latest computer-aided methods employed in the development of new generation of high-mobility off-road vehicles in Europe, North America and Asia.
Ideal for professional reference and course reference by students, with new detailed worked design examples, case studies, and accompanying problems and solutions.
Professional automotive engineers in the off-road sector; students of automotive engineering, agricultural and mechanical engineering; mechanical and civil engineers studying terramechanics; vehicle dynamic specialists
PrefacesConversion FactorsNomenclature1. Introduction2. Modelling of Terrain Behaviour3. Measurement of Terrain Properties4. Characterization of the Response of Terrains to Normal and Repetitive Loadings5. Characterization of the Shearing Behaviour of Terrains6. Performance of Off-Road Vehicles7. Methods for Evaluating Tracked Vehicle Performance8. Computer-Aided Method NTVPM for Evaluating the Performance of Vehicles with Flexible Tracks9. Applications of the Computer-Aided Method NTVPM to Parametric Analysis of Vehicles with Flexible Tracks10. Computer-Aided Method RTVPM for Evaluating the Performance of Vehicles with Long-pitch Link Tracks11. Methods for Evaluating Wheeled Vehicle Performance12. Computer-Aided Method NWVPM for Evaluating the Performance of Tyres and Wheeled VehiclesReferencesIndex
No. of pages: 488
Published: October 20, 2009
Hardback ISBN: 9780750685610
eBook ISBN: 9780080942537
J.Y. Wong has been engaged in research and development in the field off-road mobility for over five decades. Many of his research findings have found wide applications in industry, including the software packages developed under his direction for predicting tracked and wheeled vehicle performance on terrestrial and extra-terrestrial terrains. In recognition of his significant contributions to the field, he has been presented with many awards by learned societies, including the George Stephenson Prize and Starley Premium Award (twice) by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, U.K. He is presently on the editorial/advisory boards of a number of leading international journals in vehicle engineering. He is an internationally recognized leading expert in the field of ground vehicle mobility.
Affiliations and expertise
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada