Adaptation of a Tracked Vehicle Performance Model NTVPM-85 to NATO Requirements

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Authors
  1. Wong, J.Y.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Vehicle Systems Development Corp, Nepean ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A study of the correlation between the measured and predicted vehicle performance over undisturbed and preconditioned snow using the Nepean Tracked Vehicle Performance Model NTVPM has been carried out. It is shown that on undisturbed snow in Fernie, British Columbia, the performance of a BV 206 predicted by NTVPM-85 correlates very well with measured performance obtained in the field. On preconditioned snow, there is also a reasonable correlation between the measured vehicle performance and predicted one using NTVPM-85. It is proposed that the computer simulation model NTVPM-85, using pressure-sinkage data obtained by the Rammsonde or the bevameter as input, be recommended to the NATO Panel II/GPE6 as an additional module to the existing NATO Reference Mobility Model for predicting tracked vehicle performance over snow.
Report Number
DRES-CR-024-91 — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Apr 1991
Number of Pages
284
DSTKIM No
91-03375
CANDIS No
70566
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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