Profiling of rough terrain

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dc.contributor.author Becker, Carl Martin
dc.contributor.author Els, P.S. (Pieter Schalk)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-20T11:59:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-01T00:20:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract This study concentrates on obtaining profiles of rough terrain suitable for vehicle dynamics simulations in a cost-effective manner. Commercially available inertial profilometers are unable to profile the terrains of interest due to their severe roughness. A mechanical profilometer is developed and evaluated by profiling obstacles with known profiles, as well as rough 3–D test track profiles. A good correlation between the profiled and actual terrains is achieved. Realistic three–dimensional (3–D) terrain models are generated from the terrain profiles. The Displacement Spectral Densities (DSDs) of the profiled terrains are found to contain discrete peaks; a straight line fit would not be an accurate estimation for the specific rough terrains. Comparisons between the terrains defined in the International Roughness Index (IRI) and the present study indicate that the roughness index of the terrains profiled with the mechanical profilometer is significantly higher than the terrains normally profiled by inertial profilometers. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.inderscience.com/sample.php?id=31 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Becker, CM & Els, PS 2014, 'Profiling of rough terrain', International Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 240-261. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0143-3369 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1741-5314 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1504/IJVD.2014.058500
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/36661
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience en_US
dc.rights © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd en_US
dc.subject Profilometer en_US
dc.subject Rough terrain en_US
dc.subject Displacement spectral densities en_US
dc.subject 3-Dimensional profiles en_US
dc.subject International roughness index en_US
dc.subject Root mean square en_US
dc.subject Photogrammetry en_US
dc.subject Laser en_US
dc.title Profiling of rough terrain en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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