Accession Number:

AD0747099

Title:

Effects of Tread Pattern on the Surface Traction of Terra-Tires

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The study consisted of two test series conducted using seven Terra- tires, of which one has a smooth surface and the other six had various tread areas and patterns. The first series was to determine what effect adding tread to the Terra-tires on the MTV would have on its slope-climbing and pull- producing ability. Tests were conducted on a strong fat clay with a wet surface, and each test consisted of five passes with a single wheel powered at 20 percent slip, or locked in a full skid. The second series evaluated four materials for possible use in sponson construction. These tests were conducted with the same seven Terra-tires on both wet and dry surfaces of each material. The wheel was either free rolling or locked.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE