Scale Model Testing of Land Vehicles in a Simulated Low Gravity Field 660148
The exact model rules for lunar vehicles whose performance on the moon has to be tested on earth are derived. A true picture of lunar performance can be obtained by taking highspeed motion pictures of a 1/6-scale model.
The experimental restrictions imposed by exact model rules can be relieved by resorting to approximated similarity to get away from the linear scale factor of 1/6. Examples are given for a full-scale model.