CALCULATING THE UNDERCARRIAGE PARAMETERS OF A TRACKED VEHICLES
This article proposes a method for calculation the forces in free and driving contour branches taking into account the deformation of tracks’ joints and suspensions. The calculated schemes shows for determining parameters of the track assembly. The dependence of the geometry of the caterpillar contour on these forces determined a feature of which is an account of the change of position of the machine body in terms of height and angle, as well as the compression of the road wheel. A reference calculation was made out with the example of a tracked vehicle heavy category with rear drive wheel, the results of which presents in plot form.