Accession Number:

AD0745152

Title:

Center-Line Deflection of Pneumatic Tires Moving in Dry Sand

Descriptive Note:

Miscellaneous paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1965-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Tire deflection data were studied from tests performed in the single-wheel test facilities at the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The tests were performed with a smooth 11.00-20, 12-PR tubular tire moving under a 3000-lb load in mortar sand of various strengths and a smooth 9.00-14, 2-PR tubeless tire moving under an 890-lb load in Yuma sand of various strengths. Plots are presented of the path of a point on the center line of the tires relative to a moving and a fixed frame of reference. Representative plots are included to show the effect of slip, soil strength, and inflation pressure on the path and to compare the paths of a point on towed and powered tires.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE