Certificate of Registration Media number Эл #ФС77-53688 of 17 April 2013. ISSN 2308-6033. DOI 10.18698/2308-6033
  • Русский
  • Английский

Selection method of tracked vehicle damping characteristics

Published: 26.04.2017

Authors: Tsipilev A.A., Vasiliev A.B., Kibizov D.G.

Published in issue: #6(66)/2017

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2017-6-1625

Category: Mechanical Engineering and Machine Science | Chapter: Machine Science, Drive Systems, and Machine Components

At present, due to the increase in the caterpillar machines power-to-weight ratio, when the technologies for manufacturing highly-engineered engines are known and widely used, the machine average speed following the traction capabilities limitations has increased significantly. Therefore, the motion regime along periodic irregularities is possible, with the caterpillar being completely detached from the supporting surface. This motion type leads to constant incidence of the car from a certain height and frequent suspension breakdown, since the suspension system (SP) is selected according to other criteria. The article considers a method for selecting a damping characteristic that provides the maximum energy capacity while providing a given acceleration level in the driver place. The article shows simulation results, and confirms that the powerful forward damping introduction allows us to suppress the oscillations.

[1] Maretsky P.K. Vestnik bronetankovoy tekhniki - Bulletin of Armored Vehicles, 1988, no. 9, pp. 48-51.
[2] Nosov N.A. Gladyshev V.D., Volkov Yu.P., Kharchenko A.P. Raschet i konstruirovaniye gusenichnykh mashin [Calculation and design of caterpillar machines]. Leningrad, Mashinostroenie Publ., 1972, 560 p.
[3] Kotiev G.O., Sarach E.B., Sukhorukov A.V. Izvestiya vysshikh uchebnykh zavedeny. Mashinostroenie - Proceedings of Higher Educational Institutions. МаМт Building, 2002, no. 7, pp. 40-45.
[4] An Extreme Personal Tank Comes on the Market the RipsawEV2. Available at: (accessed February 14, 2017).
[5] Sarach E.B. Metod vybora kharakteristiksistemy podressorivaniya s netselym chislom stepeney svobody dlya bystrokhodnoy gusenichnoy mashiny. Dis. ... kand. tekhn. nauk [Method for choosing characteristics of a suspension system with a non-integer number of degrees of freedom for a high-speed tracked machine. Cand. Sc. (Eng.) Diss.]. Moscow, 2003, 150 p.
[6] Kotiev G.O., Sarach E.B., Smirnov I.A. Inzhenernyy zhurnal: nauka i inno-vatsii - Engineering Journal: Science and Innovation, 2013, iss. 10 (22). DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2013-10-976
[7] Dmitriev A.A., Chobitok V.A., Telminov A.V. Teoriya i raschet nelineynykh sistem podressorivaniya gusenichnykh mashin [Theory and calculation of nonlinear systems of suspension of caterpillar machines]. Moscow, Mashinostroenie Publ., 1976, 207 p.
[8] Kotiev G.O. Prognozirovanie eksplutatsionnykh svoystv sistem podressorivaniya voennykh gusenichnykh mashin. Dis. ... dokt. tekh. nauk [Forecasting the performance properties of suspension systems for military caterpillar vehicles. Diss. Dr. Sc. (Eng.)]. Moscow, BMSTU Publ., 2000, 265 p.
[9] Avramov V.P., Kaleychev N.B. Dinamika gusenichnoy mashinypri ustanovivshemsyadvizhenii po nerovnostyam [Dynamics of the caterpillar with steady motion along irregularities]. Kharkov, Vyssсha shkola Publ., 1989, 112 p.