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|Title:||Procedures for one-pass vehicle cone index (VCI₁) determination for acquisition support|
|Authors:||Joint Program Office - Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (U.S.)|
Stevens, Maria T.
Towne, Brent W.
Mason, George L.
Priddy, Jody D.
Osorio, Javier E.
Barela, Clint A.
|Keywords:||Soft soil trafficability|
Ground vehicle mobility
Rating cone index
|Publisher:||Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||ERDC/GSL SR ; 13-2.|
Abstract: This report describes test procedures used to measure the minimum soil strength necessary for a vehicle to consistently complete one pass successfully (one-pass Vehicle Cone Index , VCI?). The VCI? is a vehicle performance metric used to quantify mobility on soft soils. The report scope covers the specific procedures that should be used for evaluations in support of ground vehicle acquisition. The procedures define site selection criteria, test lane layout, soil data collection procedures, and analysis methodology to determine the VCI?. Rationale behind the test procedures and detailed descriptions of the principal soil strength measurement techniques are provided in supporting appendices.
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