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Title: Environmental Factors Affecting Ground Mobility in Thailand : Preliminary Survey. Appendix C, Soil Trafficability
Authors: Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Trafficability--Thailand
Vehicles, Military
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. 5-625 app.C
Abstract: The effects produced by soils on vehicle performance belong to the surface composition-soil trafficability factor family in the "factor family concept" of environmental factors affecting ground mobility. The soil-trafficability factor is obviously the most important of all the environmental factors considered in such studies, because unless the soil is trafficable, the vehicle will not encounter the other impedance factors of terrain and environment. In other words, the lack of sufficient soil strength can cause immobilization of the vehicle because of sinkage or loss of traction. However, the availability of sufficient soil strength does not ensure trouble-free off-the-road movement, because the vehicle may still encounter other environmental factors that can impede vehicular movement (i.e. surface geometry, hydrologic geometry, vegetation, etc.). This appendix discusses in detail the soil-trafficability prediction methods currently used by the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the U. S. Army Land Locomotion Laboratory (LLL), Detroit, Michigan, and presents the data obtained in soil tests made by each method.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report No.5-625 Appendix C
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 49 pgs / 6.147Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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