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driving wheel

[′drīv·iŋ ‚wēl]
(mechanical engineering)
A wheel that supplies driving power.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Where [w.sub.i] and [??] are the noise and its mean of the driving wheel, and the left and right driving wheels are denoted by the subscripts l and r respectively.
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).
Tractor-pulled off-road machine combinations may have driving wheels on the tractor and also on the trailer.
where: [a.sub.p]--the distance between wheel vertical axis and an attached point of vertical reaction force; [r.sub.d]--a dynamic radius of the wheel; [r.sub.r]--wheel rolling radius; [r.sub.rv]--a rolling radius of the wheel in driven regime; [R.sub.z]--the force of wheel vertical reaction; [M.sub.v]--the torque of a driving wheel.
For locomotion, each minirobot uses six wheels, out of which three are driving wheels. The minirobots are actuated using geared DC motors.
I wonder what speed Mallard may have attained if it had had an extra inch on the driving wheels and perhaps two or three PSI extra pressure going into the cylinders?