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Title: Trafficability of snow. Report 3, Greenland studies, 1955 and 1957
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Military vehicles
Snow
Trafficability
Greenland
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Preface:As part of the over-all Corps of Engineers Greenland research program, the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station was assigned, by the Office, Chief of Engineers, the responsibility for correlating the traffic ability of Greenland snow with the performance of existing vehicles. The phase of the study reported herein was conducted during the summers of 1955 and 1957. The 1955 work was authorized by the Office, Chief of Engineers, in January 1955, and the 1957 tests were authorized in March 1957. This is the third report in the Trafficability of Snow series. Report 1 of the series, prepared under contract by Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J., is a review of available literature through 1954 on the subject of snow trafficability as related to the design of vehicles for travel on snow, and the prediction of the performance of vehicles in snow. Report 2 is a summary of the results of vehicle tests conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station in Greenland during the summer of 1954. This report (No. 3) is a summary of the results of vehicle tests conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station in Greenland during the summers of 1955 and 1957. The work reported herein was performed under the Corps of Engineers subproject 8-70-05-400, "Trafficability of Soils as Related to Mobility of Military Vehicles," by personnel of the Army Mobility Research Center, Waterways Experiment Station, under the supervision of Mr. W. J. Turnbull, Chief, Soils Division; Mr. C.R. Foster, Assistant Chief, Soils Division; and Mr. S. J. Knight, Chief, Army Mobility Research Center. The field program was conducted and this report was prepared by Mr. A. A. Rula, Chief, Trafficability Section, Army Mobility Research Center. Mr. C. A. Blackmon, engineering aide, provided major assistance in preparing tables and plates, and performing many of the computations reported herein. Acknowledgment is made to the U. S. Army Engineer Arctic Task Force for furnishing test vehicles, vehicle operators, and quarters and rations for the test party during the period of field work; to the Transportation Corps Arctic Test Team for providing vehicles, quarters, and rations for the October 1955 test period; to the East Ocean Division for the loan of equipment for the 1957 season; and to the U. S. Army Snow Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment for the loan of snow testing equipment and for providing the services of Mr. R. T. Van Slambrook, who was of major assistance during the 1955 program in classifying the snow and measuring snow properties pertinent to this study. Acknowledgment is also made to Dr. R. W. Gerdel of the Snow Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment, for his assistance in preparing an operational plan of tests for the 1955 program. Directors of the Waterways Experiment Station during the course of this study and preparation of this report were Col. A. P. Rollins, Jr., CE, and Col. Edmund H. Lang, CE. Technical Director was Mr. J. B. Tiffany.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/21370
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