Accession Number:

AD0706234

Title:

STUDIES OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES IN THE RIVERINE ENVIRONMENT. VOLUME 3. ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

The report is a highly generalized overview of problems bearing upon the relationship of the riverine environment to vehicle stream crossings in unmapped or poorly mapped areas. Extractions from published works are used to emphasize the need for reliable methods of predicting the nature of inland waters and neighboring terrain, from available climatic and geological data, and the need for continuing and validating the theoretical study of vehicle performance in stream crossing and bank negotiation. It is made clear that a coordination of all factors into a comprehensive systems analysis would require a major effort, before the kind of evaluation method envisioned as the long-term goal of the current study can be achieved.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE