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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE