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Semi-Empiric Algorithm for Assessment of the Vehicle Mobility

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Author(s): Ticusor CIOBOTARU

Journal: Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies
ISSN 1583-1078

Volume: 8;
Issue: 15;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Mobility | Soft Soils | Traction | Vehicle

ABSTRACT
The mobility of military vehicles plays a key role in operation. The ability to reach the desired area in war theatre represents the most important condition for a successful accomplishment of the mission for military vehicles. The off-road vehicles face a broad spectrum of terrains to cross. These terrains differ by geometry and the soil characteristics.NATO References Mobility Model (NRMM) software is based on empirical relationship between the terrain characteristics, running conditions and vehicles design. The paper presents the main results of a comparative mobility analysis for M1 and HMMWV vehicles obtained using NRMM.
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