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Title:Central Tire Inflation for Agricultural Vehicles
Author(s):Adams, Brian T.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Reid, John
Department / Program:Agricultural Engineering
Discipline:Agricultural Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Mechanical
Abstract:The research presented here showed the theoretical benefits that CTIS would have on ride quality, traction, and compaction. In addition to the theory, a central tire inflation system and instrumentation to measure performance were installed on a tractor and used to evaluate the vehicle performance on several hard surfaced test courses and in the field. The results showed a 99% improvement in ride, a 2% improvement in traction, a 10% decrease in rut depth, and an improvement in cone index in the top 15 cm (6 in) of soil.
Issue Date:2002
Description:264 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044038
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2002

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