27 April 2011 Elimination of spades in wheeled military vehicles using MR-fluid dampers
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Tracked military vehicles were the choice of fighting vehicles due to their heavy fire power, better armor package distribution, better traction, and ability to fire on the move without spades. Many armies are converting to all wheeled vehicles, but one of the drawbacks is the inability to fire on the move without spades. A 2D heave pitch vehicle model for HMMWV has been developed. Simulation results indicate that by the use of MR-fluid dampers with the skyhook controls, it is possible to remove the spades, control chassis vibration, and prevent vehicle lift off during mortar firing, without bursting the tires.
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Ashkan H. Hosseinloo, Ashkan H. Hosseinloo, Nader Vahdati, Nader Vahdati, Fook Fah Yap, Fook Fah Yap, } "Elimination of spades in wheeled military vehicles using MR-fluid dampers", Proc. SPIE 7977, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011, 797715 (27 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880601; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880601
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