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Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, 2nd Edition by J.Y. Wong

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Chapter 8

Computer-Aided Method NTVPM for Evaluating the Performance of Vehicles with Flexible Tracks

To gain a competitive edge in today’s globalized market, shortening the product development process and reducing the associated costs are crucial. Virtual product development (virtual prototyping) is therefore being actively pursued in the off-road vehicle industry. To successfully implement the virtual product development process, comprehensive and realistic computer-aided methods (or computer simulation models) for performance and design evaluation of tracked vehicles are of vital importance. To be useful to the engineer in the evaluation of vehicle design concepts and in the optimization of design parameters, as well as to the procurement ...

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