Ground Vehicle Mobility on Soft Terrain

by W.J. Dickson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 4, Pg. 69-84

Document Type: Journal Paper


In order to evaluate soil-vehicle system and to simulate vehicle action for research purposes, tilting plate penetrometer was designed that is capable of measuring, simultaneously, vertical and horizontal soil reactions for given sinkage and horizontal slippage of flat plate; vehicle performance measurements; indexes of performance with respect to trafficability.

Subject Headings: Terrain | Traffic models | Vehicles | Plates | Measuring instruments | Highway and road design | Quality control

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