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Title: Optimisation of AWD off-road vehicle performance using visco-lock devices
Authors: Sharaf, A.M.
Mavros, George
Rahnejat, Homer
King, P.D.
Mohan, S.K.
Keywords: 4 x 4 off-road vehicles
AWD vehicle performance
Vehicle modelling
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: SHARAF, A.M. ... et al., 2008. Optimisation of AWD off-road vehicle performance using visco-lock devices. International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 15 (2-4), pp. 188 - 207.
Abstract: A comprehensive computer model is devised for the simulation of AWD off-road vehicle dynamics. Particular attention has been paid to the modelling of various visco-lock devices, including the viscous couplings and visco-lock limited-slip differentials. These devices are represented by fully parameterised physical models which capture the torque transmission mechanism represented by various thermodynamic, hydrodynamic, structural and mechanical modules. The characteristics of these devices can easily be altered so that comparisons can be made between different types. In addition, the influence of a wide range operating conditions, vehicle design parameters and tyre characteristics can also be made over various deformable soils.
Description: This article was published in the International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems [© Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJHVS.2008.022242
Version: Submitted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2008.022242
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14757
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJHVS.2008.022242
ISSN: 1744-232X
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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