Accession Number:

AD0751750

Title:

Performance of Soils under Tire Loads. Report 8. Application of Test Results to Tire Selection for Off-Road Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

Data from a very large block of previously collected data from laboratory single-wheel tests and from selected field tests were examined to determine whether the dimensionless prediction terms for sand could be improved, and extrapolate laboratory relations to field relations for full-size vehicles. The basic prediction terms can serve as the base for predicting wheeled vehicle performance in the field if RCI rating cone index is substituted for C in the term for clay. Equations that describe the pertinent relations are examined in detail, and examples illustrate several of their many possible applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE