Track and Suspension
GS Engineering is a leading consultant on military track and suspension design analysis, material selection, and testing. GS Engineering has extensive engineering & test experience with the M1 Abrams, the M2 Bradley, the EFV, and the M113 vehicles, as well as the new developments utilizing rubber bandtracks in place of traditional steel track.
GS Engineering's Track and Suspension Services Include:
Glen Simula, President , has built the reputation of GS Engineering on the successful design and consulting on military tracked vehicle systems. Glen Simula has been program manager on over 25 track and bushing programs for TACOM, the Marine Corps, UDLP (now BAE), GDLS, Boeing and 5 foreign track companies. He has been involved in instrumented and endurance field tests for the M1, M2, M113, M60, M109 and the EFV tracked vehicles. He designed, built and instrumented the T130 and T158 laboratory bushings machines under TACOM contracts. These machines are used to perform all of the bushing qualification tests and the majority of bushing development tests in the USA. In October 2001, he was asked to be the mobility expert on the FCS Graybeard Panel by the TARDEC director. Glen has over 25 publications and reports in the area of military track components.
GS Engineering has considerable engineering experience with track shoes, bushings, centerguides, sprockets, and roadwheels. Rubber is typically the weak link to the system life of road wheels and rubber track components, and GS Engineering is developing solutions to extend the life. GS Engineering understands the field conditions, the O&S costs, and the various systems for maintaining track tension and road wheel suspension.
For the track & suspension market, GS Engineering performs design, analysis, prototyping, and field testing. GS Engineering can travel to your site, or to a government test site to instrument the vehicle and perform testing, data reduction, data analysis, and provide recommendations for system improvement.
Contact GS Engineering today to discuss your track & suspension needs.