Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering


This book will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting the increase in off-road vehicle production and development – recreational, agricultural, construction, military – it equips readers with all of the necessary knowledge to successfully design and model off-road vehicle systems, and provides a comprehensive introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction.

This is the only book to cover the principles of off-road vehicle and terrain engineering, a rapidly developing sector that includes SUVs, tractors and agricultural vehicles, military vehicles, and construction equipment. It covers the latest developments in the field, including computer-aided methods employed in the development of new generation of high-mobility off-road vehicles in North America, Europe, and Asia, and it is ideal for professional reference and course reference by students, with new detailed worked design examples, case studies, and accompanying problems, and solutions.

Topics include:

  • Modelling of Terrain Behavior
  • Measurement of Terrain Properties
  • Terrain Response
  • Terrain Shearing Behavior
  • Off-Road Vehicle Performance
  • Computer-Aided Method NTVPM
  • Evaluating Wheeled Vehicle Performance
  • Published:
    • 2009-10-01
    • Published by Elsevier with a Product Code of B-889, ISBN of 978-0-7506-8561-0, and 488 pages in a hardbound binding. Table of Contents
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