Accession Number : AD0467165
Title : MOBILITY ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH STUDY ONE-PASS PROGRAM
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE CENTER WARREN MI
Personal Author(s) : Haley, Peter W
Report Date : Jan 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 70
Abstract : The test program was divided into four parts, based on the soil conditions considered: (1) Determination of the coefficient of friction between the vehicle wheel or track and a slippery surface overlaying a hard pan of silty clay and one of Buckshot Clay, through measured vehicle tests and predicted performance. (2) Determination of the drawbar-pull vs slip curve in a fat Buckshot Clay for the vehicles tested by measured vehicle tests and predicted performance. (3) Determination of the drawbar-pull vs slip curve in a lean silty clay for the vehicles tested by measured vehicle tests and predicted performance. (4) Determination of the drawbar-pull vs slip curves for an euclid C-6 crawler tractor in (1) a dry sand and (2) slippery surface condition on a clay by means of a measured vehicle test and predicted performance. These vehicle tests were performed with a single pass through the undisturbed testcourse. The vehicles chosen represented a wide range of standard military vehicle characteristics using a minimum number of vehicle types.
Descriptors : *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , *TRAFFICABILITY , MEASUREMENT , CARGO VEHICLES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , SAND , TERRAIN , SOILS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , SILT , SCOUT CARS , SHEAR STRESSES , CLAY , TRACKED VEHICLES , PASSENGER VEHICLES , FRICTION , AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , TRACTORS
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE