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driving wheel

[′drīv·iŋ ‚wēl]
(mechanical engineering)
A wheel that supplies driving power.
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The results showed a majority of the participants would very likely use self-leveling (83%), traction control (83%), and curb climbing (75%), while the selectable driving wheel position and two wheel balance applications were less likely to be used (Table 3).
While theoretical speeds of the individual machines' driving wheels are not the same, driven axles are forced to rotate at the same speed, which corresponds to the speed of the whole combination of machines.
When a driving wheel interacts with the soil, two different tangential forces are generated: one of those is the force of friction between the tire and the soil and another is the force originated by tire spurs that cut and press the soil.
For locomotion, each minirobot uses six wheels, out of which three are driving wheels.
The UNI-CUB is a personal mobility device designed for harmony with people that features the world's first omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System) and provides freedom of movement going forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally by shifting body weight.
The slippage can be reduced by decreasing air pressure in the tires and by pressing driving wheels to the earth with greater force [5-7].
The large center driving wheels can reposition themselves to simulate front-, mid-, or rear-wheel driving.
The snow socks are less bulky and awkward than snow chains and slip over the driving wheels of a vehicle and work by creating friction.
Less cumbersome than snow chains and more effective than winter tyres on ice and snow, the covers slip over the driving wheels of a vehicle and work by creating friction.
The power increase has enhanced the option of moving on to the 4x4 drive with all four driving wheels.
Running cab first the former leading bogie becomes redundant and could be replaced with an extra pair of driving wheels, giving 33% more adhesive weight.
patent: 6,736,381 Issued: May 18, 2004 Inventor: Jean Chesne Assigned: SNR Roulements Key statement: A suspension stop device for a motor vehicle driving wheels, including a filtering block having an upper housing fixed relative to the vehicle body and co-operating with a lower housing mobile in rotation about a shock absorber rod and supporting a suspension spring, and a ball bearing.

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