A Study of the Effects of Wet Surface Soil Conditions on the Performance of a Single Wheel,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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This paper presents the results of a test program conducted to determine the effects of wet surface soil conditions on the performance of pneumatic tires. Two fine-grained soils were used, one that was highly plastic heavy clay and one that was only slightly plastic silt. The surface soil conditions were of three types as compacted, flooded and drained, flooded and undrained. Most of the tests were conducted with one soil heavy clay, one tire size 6.00-16, and one deflection 35 percent. Four tread conditions were tested--a smooth tire, a directional tread, a nondirectional tread, and a smooth tire with traction aid.
- Soil Mechanics
- Surface Transportation and Equipment