Accession Number : ADA306671

Title :   Dismounted Infantry Movement Rate Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Hayes, Theodore R.

PDF Url : ADA306671

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : This report presents results from a study to determine sustainable movement rates for dismounted infantry under a variety of meteorological and terrain conditions. Heat stress was the only movement rate limiting factor considered in this study. A two-step approach was used: first, the maximum sustainable metabolic rate for each meteorological condition was determined; second, the maximum sustainable speed was determined for each terrain condition. Sustainable metabolic rates were obtained using the heat stress model from the Integrated Unit Simulation System (IUSS). Sustainable speeds were obtained by iteratively solving the Pandolf, Givoni, and Goldman energy expenditure equation for speed given metabolic rate, load and terrain condition. The report includes a table of maximum sustainable speeds over all meteorological and terrain conditions considered.

Descriptors :   *INFANTRY, *TERRAIN, *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *METABOLISM, *HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), SIMULATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, RATES, METEOROLOGY, EQUATIONS, ENERGY CONSUMPTION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Stress Physiology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE