LOAD-CARRYING EVALUATION OF ALKALI FLAT AREA, WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NEW MEXICO.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Parts of two proposed runways located in the alkali flat area of White Sands Missile Range were subjected to traffic applied with a test load cart having a maximum gross weight of 280,000 lb carried on a twin-twin gear assembly having a tire inflation pressure of approximately 300 psi. The primary objectives were to determine a the load-carrying capacity of the area in regard to current Air Force aircraft, b the effect of repetitive traffic, and c an evaluation of the area for the operation of skid-mounted vehicles. Author
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