Development of Method and Instruments to Identify Efficiency of Tracked Vehicles

  • K. E. KozlovEmail author
  • V. N. Belogusev
  • A. V. Egorov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This article proposes a new method and instruments to determine the efficiency of a tracked vehicle. The developed method allows determining the torque on the tracks without the use of expensive equipment and strain gauges in the dynamic modes of operation. It allows controlling the instantaneous fuel consumption and calculating the efficiency of the vehicle on various road surfaces. One of the functions of the developed instruments is to alert the driver about the inefficiency of energy use and to adjust acceleration. The proposed method and instruments do not require any modifications in the design of a track, and they allow increasing their efficiency by selecting the optimal driving regime depending on the road surface.


Track Dynamic method Efficiency Track torque Power loss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. E. Kozlov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. N. Belogusev
    • 1
  • A. V. Egorov
    • 2
  1. 1.Volga State University of TechnologyYoshkar-OlaRussia
  2. 2.Mari State UniversityYoshkar-OlaRussia

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