Accession Number : AD0705572

Title :   RAPID ASSESSMENT OF SOIL STRENGTH AT AIRCRAFT LANDING SITES

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Hammitt, II, George M

PDF Url : AD0705572

Report Date : Apr 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The report presents a method of rapidly assessing the ability of an area to support aircraft operations. The method involves no special equipment or specially trained personnel, but is based on the interrelation of the response of ground surfaces of various strengths to vehicular and aircraft traffic. Data that allow the forecasting of the ability of an area to support aircraft traffic are tabulated herein. This ability is based on the rut depth occurring in a soil after one pass of a standard military vehicle.

Descriptors :   *LANDING FIELDS, *SOILS, CLOSE SUPPORT, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, FLEXURAL STRENGTH, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PAVEMENTS, PENETRATION, SOIL MECHANICS, TRAFFICABILITY, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE