Title: Stress characteristics of a truck's drive system

Authors: Vojtech Misun

Addresses: Institue of Mechanics and Solids, Technical University of Brno, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technicka 2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: In this paper, an algorithm is developed which allows the solution of the stress characteristics of each of the drive branches of a truck|s drive system during a given state and working conditions, and of the whole vehicle during the stress of static engine torque. This algorithm allows the computation of the stress on the individual half-axles when a heavy truck is moving over terrain with different adhesive conditions for each individual wheel, and when some of the differential mechanism has to be blocked.

Keywords: adhesive coefficient; differential mechanism; truck drive systems; heavy trucks; heavy vehicles; stress characteristics; wheel skid; static engine torque.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1995.054542

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1995 Vol.2 No.1, pp.77 - 96

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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