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Design and implementation of a particle image velocimetry method for analysis of running gear–soil interaction

Senatore, Carmine and Wulfmeier, Markus and Vlahinić, Ivan and Andrade, Jose and Iagnemma, Karl (2013) Design and implementation of a particle image velocimetry method for analysis of running gear–soil interaction. Journal of Terramechanics, 50 (5-6). pp. 311-326. ISSN 0022-4898. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140116-100622121

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Abstract

Experimental analysis of running gear–soil interaction traditionally focuses on the measurement of forces and torques developed by the running gear. This type of measurement provides useful information about running gear performance but it does not allow for explicit investigation of soil failure behavior. This paper describes a methodology based on particle image velocimetry for analyzing soil motion from a sequence of images. A procedure for systematically identifying experimental and processing settings is presented. Soil motion is analyzed for a rigid wheel traveling on a Mars regolith simulant while operating against a glass wall, thereby imposing plain strain boundary conditions. An off-the-shelf high speed camera is used to collect images of the soil flow. Experimental results show that it is possible to accurately compute soil deformation characteristics without the need of markers. Measured soil velocity fields are used to calculate strain fields.


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Additional Information:© 2013 ISTVS. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Received 24 October 2012; received in revised form 2 July 2013; accepted 29 September 2013; Available online 20 October 2013. This study was partially supported by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). The Workshop on “xTerramechanics – Integrated Simulation of Planetary Surface Missions”, sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies at California Institute of Technology (August 2011), has been inspirational to the crafting of this research. The authors are grateful to Michele Judd, the managing director of the Keck Institute for Space Studies, to Dr. James W. Bales, the assistant director of the Edgerton Center at MIT, and to A. Sarafraz, J. D’Errico, and W. Thielicke.
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U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Granular particle image velocimetry; Terrain shearing failure; Wheel dynamics; Off-road vehicle performance
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Official Citation:Carmine Senatore, Markus Wulfmeier, Ivan Vlahinić, Jose Andrade, Karl Iagnemma, Design and implementation of a particle image velocimetry method for analysis of running gear–soil interaction, Journal of Terramechanics, Volume 50, Issues 5–6, October–December 2013, Pages 311-326, ISSN 0022-4898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jterra.2013.09.004. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022489813000669)
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