Comparison of Trafficability of Muskeg with Trafficability of Other Soft Soil Terrains,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The trafficability studies conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station have required the investigation of a variety of earth surfaces, including many that are commonly referred to as soft terrains. In this paper, the trafficability of muskeg is discussed in some detail and compared with that of other soft terrains, namely, muck, lacustrine, deltaic, and tidal land forms. Trafficability is compared on the basis of the respective strength profiles in the various soils and, where appropriate, on the basis of rating cone index. Other trafficability factors, such as slope, stickiness, and slipperiness, are discussed where applicable. The final assessment of the trafficability of soft terrain is made on the basis of the vehicles that this terrain will support.
- Soil Mechanics
- Surface Transportation and Equipment