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