Accession Number : ADA322780

Title :   Proceedings, Second North American Workshop on Modeling the Mechanics of Off-Road Mobility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Horner, D. A. ; Mason, G. L. ; Dellman, Niki ; Jones, R. A.

PDF Url : ADA322780

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : During a 3-day period, beginning March 13, 1996, the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Mobility Systems Division, hosted a workshop to solicit expert opinions on where the virtual proving grounds are today and where they will be in the future. Three questions were asked at the start of the workshop: (1) what are today's capabilities in off-road virtual environments, (2) where the virtual proving grounds will be in the next 5 years, (3) and what are the technical barriers that would prevent these goals? WES invited leaders for the Industry, University, and Government to work together for 3 days to give their opinions and lend their technical expertise on the answers to these questions. This report documents the proceedings of that workshop.

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *SOIL MECHANICS, *OFFROAD TRAFFIC, *TERRAIN MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, SNOW, TRACTION, GROUND VEHICLES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, TIRES, RAINFALL, LANDFILLS, TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS, WORKSHOPS, VIRTUAL REALITY, TERRAIN INTELLIGENCE, TERRAIN AVOIDANCE, SINKING, TRAFFICABILITY.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE