Accession Number:

ADA303124

Title:

Results of Traction and Slope Climbing Tests with Selected Military Vehicles and Retrofit Tires in Support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 91-28 Feb 92,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

263.0

Abstract:

Thirty six vehicletire configurations thirty five commercial tires and one military tire involving eight manufacturers were tested. The tests were conducted with a group of eight wheeled military support vehicles in a single loose sandy soil condition at YPG that was somewhat analogous to loose sandy soils in ME desert terrain. The loose, low strength sand was considered to be a worst case trafficability condition. Several tire pressures were used on the same vehicletiresoil configuration to allow mobility comparisons of tirepressure variations during expected off road missions of the vehicles. Several tires of each size tested by WES were selectd for thermal profile tests conducted by NATC. Results of these tests and their subsequent effects on mobility will ultimately lead to the selectionrecommendation of commercial replacement radials for use on wheeled support vehicles operating in ME terrains.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE