Authors: Vladimir F. Platonov
Addresses: State Scientific Research Tractor Institute (NATI), 125040, Moscow,, Verkhnaya ul., 34, Russia
Abstract: Since multipurpose vehicles relate both to transport and traction classes of machines, the approaches to selecting values of their main parameters are different. According to a new method of determining basic characteristics of modifications, a vehicle should he considered as a truck-trailer system. By analysis of the forces acting on the system, design relationships for defining the rational values for models of double-purpose vehicles families are found. The priority parameters are maximum engine speed in the typical operating conditions and external resistance values to be overcome for the transport and traction-transport vehicles, and maximum hook power and hook force for the traction modifications.
Keywords: hook force; multipurpose vehicles; motion resistance.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2001 Vol.25 No.3, pp.182-188
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