Northern Off-Road Transportation in the 70's

by I. A. Thomas, Dir. of Engrg.; Canadair Flextrac Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 3, Pg. 635-646


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A general review of the present state-of-the-art of off-road transportation with emphasis on northern and Arctic operation on the American Continent. Defines off-road transportation, vehicle categories and applications, and looks at basic mobility parameters, e.g., ground pressure, resistances to motion, tractive effort, horse power/weight ratios, drawbar pull, track and wheel ground contact effects, and transmission. Particular problems associated with northern operations are examined, e.g., cabs, heaters, metallurgical problems, maintenance, and abuse of vehicles. Basic and special design considerations are also presented.

Subject Headings: Ground motion | Vehicles | Maintenance | Livestock | Parameters (statistics) | Load and resistance factor design | Power transmission | HVAC | Arctic

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