Measuring Soil Trafficability Characteristics
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The Armys need to predict the performance of military vehicles in a wide range of soil and snow conditions has been met by the results of an empirical test program. Soil and snow conditions were quantitatively indicated in terms of the resistance offered by the soil and snow to being probed with a simple instrument, called the cone penetrometer, and vehicles were tried out on various soil and snow conditions. On the basis of statistical evidence, vehicle performance and cone index have been correlated. The results of the Army study may possibly be applied to the solution of agricultural problems involving the interrelations of tractors and soils.
- Soil Mechanics
- Surface Transportation and Equipment