Track Tension Estimation in Tracked Vehicles Under Various Maneuvering Tasks

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Kunsoo Huh, Daegun Hong

School of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Sungdong-ku, Haengdang-dong 17th, Seoul, Korea 133-791

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 123(2), 179-185 (Dec 11, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1369110 History: Received December 08, 1999; Revised December 11, 2000
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Passive track tensioner
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Track tension flow along the track path
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Free body diagram of the road-wheel #1 assembly
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Free body diagram of the road-wheels
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Geometry of the idler and the track tensioner
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Tracked vehicle driving on a sloping terrain
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Geometrical relation among the angles
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Block diagram of the track tension monitoring system
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Longitudinal traveling on the sloping road—Task 1
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Rough road profile (Profile IV)—Task 2
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Traveling across a sloping road—Task 3
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Track tension estimation for the Task 1 simulation
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Track tension estimation for the Task 2 simulation
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Track tension estimation for the Task 3 simulation
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Track tension estimation in turning (Task 4)



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