Up-Scaling and Optimisation of Fire Fighting Ground Vehicle Track System

Tan, CheeFai and Ranjit Singh, Sarban Singh and V.K. , Kher and H.F. , Kong (2013) Up-Scaling and Optimisation of Fire Fighting Ground Vehicle Track System. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 315. pp. 236-240. ISSN 1660-9336

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Abstract

Current UTeM’s fire fighting machine is developed to operate indoor only. It is not efficient when it is operating on rocky surfaces (outdoor) as it faces the problem of shock and vibration reduction. The track system of the machine cannot move smoothly because the rollers are fixed to the chassis. This paper describes the method of up-scaling and optimising the track system for the current fire fighting machine. The new track system concept is firstly developed by using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software. Subsequently a prototype is built to validate the functionality of the new track system which is more efficient in absorbing the vibration and shock. Analysis and optimisation of the prototype is performed using CAD method with the CATIA V5 R16 software.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Design and Innovation
Depositing User: Ir. Dr. CheeFai Tan
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 12:35
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:46
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/6938
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