Accession Number : AD0712503

Title :   TEST AND ANALYSIS OF THE EQUIPMENT TEST TRACK.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Jun 69-27 Mar 70,

Corporate Author : WNRE INC CHESTERTOWN MD

Personal Author(s) : Nuttall,C. J. , Jr

Report Date : 27 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : A small, self-propelled, single-tracked test chassis, designed for use in an upcoming experimental program of traction tests on submerged soils (depths to 20 feet), is described. Some relevant, simple state-of-the-art procedures for calculating traction performance are offered. The results of preliminary trials, intended primarily to demonstrate mechanical operation of the rig in the underwater environment, are presented and commented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST EQUIPMENT, UNDERWATER), (*OCEAN BOTTOM, TRAFFICABILITY), MACHINES, PENETRATION, MUD, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, SHALLOW WATER

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE