Accession Number : ADA293728

Title :   Cold Regions Mobility Models,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Richmond, Paul W. ; Shoop, Sally A. ; Blaisdell, George L.

PDF Url : ADA293728

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This report annotates the cold regions mobility prediction routines included in the CAMMS/ALBE mobility models. It further explains the development of the algorithms that are used in these models to describe the interaction of a vehicle with terrain that has been affected by cold weather. The following terrain conditions are discussed: undisturbed snow (shallow and deep); disturbed snow (moderately trafficked and hard packed); ice; and thawing soils. Several combinations of substrates are also considered. A stand-alone computer model is included. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *COLD REGIONS, *SNOW, *ICE, *GROUND VEHICLES, *FROZEN SOILS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ALGORITHMS, BEARING STRENGTH, SUBSTRATES, TERRAIN, SOIL MECHANICS, MOISTURE CONTENT, FORTRAN, FREEZING, TRACTION, THAWING, COLD WEATHER TESTS, BEARING CAPACITY, TRAFFICABILITY.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE