Accession Number : AD0716341

Title :   A Dimensional Analysis of the Performance of Pneumatic Tires on Sand,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Fretag,D. R.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The study reported herein had a dual purpose. First, it was intended to determine, for certain specific circumstances, a mathematical relation between the various pertinent tire and soil parameters and the parameters that describe the behavior of the pneumatic tire-soil system. In particular it was desired to identify the role played by the soil in terms of relatively simple measures of the pertinent soil properties. A second purpose was to demonstrate the applicability and usefulness of dimensional analysis in experimental studies of a tire-soil system. 9

Descriptors :   (*TIRES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*SAND, TRAFFICABILITY), SOIL MECHANICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, LOADS(FORCES), FRICTION, INTERACTIONS, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE