Assessment of Low-Ground-Pressure Equipment for Use in Containment Area Operation and Maintenance.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Guidelines for the selection of equipment to operate in and around confined dredged material disposal areas were developed as part of the Dredged Material Research Program DMRP. In the early phase of the DMRP, it was recognized that, in order to implement concepts for management of disposal areas to minimize adverse environmental impacts, equipment must be employed that can operate on very soft soils. In a three-phase study, the Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station developed the guidelines by a compiling a catalog of low-ground-pressure equipment, b analytically predicting vehicle performance, and c verifying the predictions of the field condition. This report is a synthesis of the three studies. The equipment catalog is included as Appendix A. Guidance for performing required soils tests is contained in Appendix B. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment