Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering,
Edition 3 Terrain Behaviour and Off-Road Mobility
By J.Y. Wong

Publication Date: 01 May 2024
Awaiting publication

Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering: Terrain Behaviour and Off-Road Mobility, Third Edition provides comprehensive coverage of terrain behavior, mechanics of wheel- and track-terrain interaction, and various types of models for cross-country performance, ranging from empirical, through theoretical, to physics-based engineering models. The physics-based models for wheeled and tracked vehicle performance developed under the direction of Prof. J.Y. Wong have been gaining increasingly wider acceptance by industry and governmental agencies. The mathematical models established for vehicle-terrain systems enable the engineering practitioner to evaluate a wide range of options and select an appropriate vehicle configuration for any given mission and environment.

This long-anticipated revision presents the fields’ significant developments over the past decade, both through updates to existing chapters and the inclusion of new material related to modeling applications in addition to a notable, state-of-the-art excursus on extra-terrestrial rovers.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the mechanics of vehicle-terrain interaction
  • Demonstrates through examples the application of computer-aided engineering methods to the parametric analysis of off-road vehicle performance
  • Covers the most recent advancements in the off-road vehicle industry, encompassing evaluation, design, development, and/or procurement of high-mobility equipment for the recreational, agricultural, construction, mining, military, and aerospace sectors
About the author
By J.Y. Wong, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Modelling of Terrain Behavior
3. Measurement of Terrain Properties in Terramechanics
4. Bekker-Wong Terrain Parameters
5. Performance of Off-Road Vehicles
6. Modelling of Tracked Vehicle Performance
7. Advanced Physics-Based Model NTVPM for Performance of Vehicles with Flexible Tracks
8. Applications of the Model NTVPM to Parametric Analysis of Vehicles with Flexible Tracks
9. Advanced Physics-Based Model RTVPM for Performance of Vehicles with Long-Pitch Link Tracks
10. Modelling of Wheeled Vehicle Performance
11. Physics-Based Model NWVPM for Performance of Wheeled Vehicles
12. Applications of Terramechanics to the Study of Mobility of Extra-terrestrial Rovers and Their Running Gears
Book details
ISBN: 9780443156144
Page Count: 520
Retail Price : £130.00
0750661291; 0750651121; 0750650443

Undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academic researchers in advanced programs related to automotive engineering, agricultural engineering, mechanical engineering, mining engineering, aerospace engineering, field robotics