TRAFFICABILITY CLASSIFICATION OF THAILAND SOILS
Final rept. Aug 1964-May 1966
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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Pertinent soil trafficability data were collected during the wet season at 846 sites in Thailand. The soils were identified according to the Unified Soil Classification System and the U. S. Department of Agriculture textural classification system. Two general topographic positions high topography and low topography and two general levels of wetness were considered. A scheme for classifying soils according to their trafficability was developed. The scheme lists the soil types in order of decreasing trafficability under each of three topography-wetness level categories and shows the probability of successful passage on each soil for vehicles of known soil strength requirements. The scheme permits the estimation of the probability of a successful operation for given soil type, topography, and wetness-level conditions. If a choice of several routes and vehicles is available, the determination of the vehicles with the best chances of success over a given route or of the best route for given vehicles can be made.
- Soil Mechanics