Performance of Wheel-Typed Vehicle with Crawlers in Between Front and Rear Wheels on Soft Ground
Ryosuke Eto, Tomoaki Satomi, and Hiroshi Takahashi
Department of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 6-6-02 Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
A wheeled vehicle with crawlers between the front and back wheels has been developed in order to move swiftly over both soft ground and pavement. Vehicle trafficability on dry sand was evaluated in experiments, which clarified that its trafficability was greater than for wheels on dry sand alone.
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