Accession Number : AD0745154

Title :   A Study of the Effects of Wet Surface Soil Conditions on the Performance of a Single Wheel,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Smith,J. L.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This paper presents the results of a test program conducted to determine the effects of wet surface soil conditions on the performance of pneumatic tires. Two fine-grained soils were used, one that was highly plastic (heavy clay) and one that was only slightly plastic (silt). The surface soil conditions were of three types: 'as compacted,' flooded and drained, flooded and undrained. Most of the tests were conducted with one soil (heavy clay), one tire size (6.00-16), and one deflection (35 percent). Four tread conditions were tested--a smooth tire, a directional tread, a nondirectional tread, and a smooth tire with traction aid.

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, TRAFFICABILITY), (*TIRES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), LOADS(FORCES), SURFACES, CLAY, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, SILT, DRAINAGE, DEFLECTION, FLOODS, PARTICLE SIZE, TEST METHODS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE