Title: Test research on the adhesive and tractive performance of a wheeled tractor

Authors: Zhen Zhu; Long Chen; Changgao Xia; Yingfeng Cai

Addresses: Automotive Engineering Research Institute, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, 212013, China ' Automotive Engineering Research Institute, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, 212013, China ' Automotive Engineering Research Institute, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, 212013, China ' Automotive Engineering Research Institute, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, 212013, China

Abstract: In order to improve the adhesive and tractive performance of a wheeled tractor, the test schemes for the research on the influencing factors of adhesive and tractive performance are designed.The maximum tyre driving force has a linear relation with the vertical load on wheel axis, the tyre deformation displacement increases with increasing tyre driving force. The tyre adhesive performance can be improved with the increase of vertical load and the decrease of tyre pressure, the adhesive and tractive performance on the asphalt road is superior to that on the soil road. Plough resistance, resistance torque and slip coefficient increase with plough depth. When plough depth increases, vibration amplitude decreases, and vibration frequency basically remains unchanged. When slip coefficient is less than 0.05, the drawbar pull is proportional to slip coefficient; when slip coefficient is greater than 0.05, the drawbar pull remains nearly constant.

Keywords: test research; adhesive and tractive performance; a wheeled tractor.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2020.10026153

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2020 Vol.27 No.1/2, pp.65 - 82

Accepted: 13 Nov 2018
Published online: 08 Jan 2020 *

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