SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2001-02-01

SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2001-02-01
    • Hydrostatic transmissions in conventional envelopes
      Kubota designed a hydrostatic transmission for a compact tractor to improve operator control and increase efficiency and productivity.
    • Design of a hydraulic free-piston engine
      Dutch companies Noax and Innas have developed an engine in which nearly all combustion energy is directly converted into hydraulic energy.
    • Optimizing tractive performance
      Canadian researchers correlate analytical predictions and experimental data to determine that the proper matching of front- and rear-tire sizes, aswell as careful control of inflation pressure and normal load of the tires, is necessary to achieve optimum tractive performance of four-wheel-drive tractors.
    • Actively suspending off-road vehicles
      The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics evaluated a retrofit electromechanical active suspension that s hows promise of improved cross-country mobility for military vehicles.