Accession Number : AD0672493

Title :   LOAD-CARRYING EVALUATION OF ALKALI FLAT AREA, WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NEW MEXICO.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Parts of two proposed runways located in the alkali flat area of White Sands Missile Range were subjected to traffic applied with a test load cart having a maximum gross weight of 280,000 lb carried on a twin-twin gear assembly having a tire inflation pressure of approximately 300 psi. The primary objectives were to determine (a) the load-carrying capacity of the area in regard to current Air Force aircraft, (b) the effect of repetitive traffic, and (c) an evaluation of the area for the operation of skid-mounted vehicles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOIL MECHANICS, LOADS(FORCES)), (*GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, SOILS), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RUNWAYS, CARGO VEHICLES, SAND, TEST VEHICLES, NEW MEXICO

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE