Title: Kinematics model for the wheeled vehicle tractive performance determination on Sepang's peat terrain in Malaysia

Authors: Rahman Ataur, A.K.M. Mohiuddin, Azmi Yahya

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ' Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400 Serdang Selangor D.E., Malaysia

Abstract: Mobility of the LGP-30 wheeled vehicle is simulated by using the kinematics model developed in this paper based on the vehicle|s tyre-terrain interaction model. The kinematics model on slippage represents that slippage is a major function of vehicle sinkage. The simulation results show that the LGP-30 wheeled vehicle would not be able to traverse on Sepang|s peat terrain as the vehicle sinkage is significantly higher than surface mat thickness and vehicle ground clearance as well.

Keywords: peat terrain; kinematics modelling; LGP-30 wheeled vehicles; mobility; simulation; heavy vehicles; tyre-terrain interaction; vehicle sinkage; slippage; tractive performance; Malaysia; vehicle traction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2009.023862

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2009 Vol.16 No.1/2, pp.225 - 242

Available online: 17 Mar 2009 *

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