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Title: Trafficability Tests on Confined Organic Terrain (Muskeg). Report 2, Volume I, Summer 1962 Tests
Authors: Rush, Edgar S.
Schreiner, Barton G.
Radforth, Norman W.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Tracklaying vehicles
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. 3-656 rept.2 v.1
Abstract: A program of trafficability tests with 10 tracked vehicles was conducted in nine confined muskeg areas in Ontario, Canada. One hundred and forty-one single self-propelled tests, 8 towing tests, 5 towed-vehicle tests, and 12 torque-requirement tests were conducted. Results showed that vehicle performance on a self-propelled (go-no go) basis can be correlated reasonably well with cone index of muskeg. Vehicle weight appears to be the most significant vehicle factor affecting performance. Cone index values in the various muskeg surface cover formulas varied widely, being influenced principally by the quantity of water present. The data obtained did not reveal even a general relation between muskeg surface cover formula and cone index. Anomalies occurred in relations of vehicle performance to cone index of muskeg, suggesting that although cone index appears to be a prime indicator of muskeg trafficability, it will be necessary to examine other physical properties of the medium as well.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report No. 3-656 Report 2 Volume 1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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