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Title: Results of traction and slope climbing tests with selected military vehicles and retrofit tires in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Authors: United States. Army Tank-Automotive Command.
Rogillio, David M.
Willoughby, William E.
Jones, Randolph A.
Keywords: Desert Storm
Desert Shield
Desert terrain
Desert soils
Sand soils
Sandy soils
Drawbar pull
NATO Reference Mobility Model
Slope climbing
Thermal profiles
Tire pressure
Military vehicles
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-95-18.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Thirty-six vehicle\tire configurations (thirty-five commercial tires and one military tire) involving eight manufacturers were used in drawbar pull and slope climbing tests. The tests were conducted with a group of eight wheeled military support vehicles in a single loose sandy soil condition at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. The soil condition was somewhat analogous to loose sandy soils in Middle Eastern (ME) desert terrain. This loose, low-strength sand was considered to be a worst-case trafficability condition. Several tire pressures were used on the same vehicle/tire/soil configuration to allow mobility comparisons of tire/pressure variations during expected off-road missions of the vehicles. Several tires of each size tested by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station were selected for thermal profile tests conducted by Nevada Automotive Test Center. Results of these tests and their subsequent effects on mobility will ultimately lead to the selection/recommendation of commercial replacement radials for use on wheeled support vehicles operating in ME terrains. Note: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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