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Title: An Analytical Model for Predicting Cross-Country Vehicle Performance. Appendix D, Peformance of Amphibious Vehicles in the Water-Land Interface (Hydrologic Geometry)
Authors: Blackmon, Claude A.
Stinson, Beryl G.
Stoll, Jack K.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Motor vehicles, Amphibious--Testing
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. 3-783 app.D
Abstract: Forty tests were conducted with two amphibious tracked vehicles and one amphibious wheeled vehicle at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and near Khon Kaen, Thailand, to determine the vehicles' capabilities for exiting closed bodies of water. Empirical relations, based on the data collected in this study and in previous studies, are presented to support the conclusions that performance of amphibious tracked and wheeled vehicles (in terms of "go-no go") in the water-land interface can be correlated with soil strength (expressed as average cone index of the 0- to 6-in. soil layer) , and that the slope-climbing ability in the water-land interface of the tracked vehicles tested compares favorably with that of the same vehicles operating on land surfaces of similar soil composition and consistency.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report No. 3-783 Appendix D
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 60 pages / 5.902Mb
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