Accession Number : AD0746402
Title : Aerial Cone Penetrometer for Measuring the Trafficability of Soils,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
Personal Author(s) : Knight,S. J.
Report Date : MAY 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The aerial cone penetrometer is a simple device for the determination of soil trafficability for a remote source. It has a number of possible military applications and would require only a modest amount of additional development to make it a practical Army tool. The credibility of the aerial cone penetrometer is best exemplified by the smooth and reproducible relations that exist between soil strength (as measured in terms of cone index) and depth of penetration of the aerial penetrometer (at a constant contact velocity).
Descriptors : (*SOILS, TRAFFICABILITY), TEST METHODS, INSTRUMENTATION, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE
Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE