Failure Characteristics on ADNAN (Malaysian Armoured-Vehicle) Track Shoe and its Improvements
Muhamad Hellmy Hussin1, NurAzida CheLah2, Shamsul AkmarAbd. Aziz3
1Muhamad Hellmy Hussin*, Fabrication & Joining, University of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute (UNIKL MFI), Selangor, Malaysia.
2NurAzida CheLah, Fabrication & Joining, University of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute (UNIKL MFI), Selangor, Malaysia.
3Shamsul AkmarAbd. Aziz, Science & Technology Research Institute, Defence (STRIDE), Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on February 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 688-693 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February, 2020. | Retrieval Number: B3101129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3101.029320
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Abstract: Armoured military vehicle is designed to withstand the stresses impact from bullets, missiles or any explosive shells. It is applied to the vehicle in order to protect the personnel inside from enemy fire and also to protect from any threats other than deliberate attack. However, an issue arises when it comes for track link shoes of the armoured vehicle which already became problems to the designers and users of tracked vehicles. The track link problems usually related to the problems that already existed because of its excessive weight, excessive noise and vibrations, overheating of rubber track elements and road wheels, etc. All of these existing problems could leads to the failure of pin and bushing, chunking of the pads and breaking of the track links itself. Instead of that, today’s tracks are much more expensive not only in terms of initial cost but also the replacement cost. Here, this paper reviews some of the failure cases and improvements of the armoured-vehicle itself. It also covers a real study on the failure assessment of the ADNAN (The Malaysian Armoured-Vehicle) Track Shoe.
Keywords: Military vehicle, rubber track, pin and bushing, impact stress, vibration.