Accession Number : ADP004262

Title :   Performance Prediction of Pneumatic Tyres on Sand,

Corporate Author : VEHICLES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT AHMADNAGAR (INDIA)

Personal Author(s) : Paul,T.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In this paper the applicability of laboratory test results on the scaled models of pneumatic tyres in the dry sand test bins to predict mobility of vehicles in actual desert conditions in Western Rajasthan has been studied by a field test programme. The tests conducted at two test sites 150 km apart show that the mobility equations derived by laboratory tests could to a fair degree of accuracy predict the trafficability over sand in actual field conditions of varying soil strength. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tires, *Sand, *Ground vehicles, Deserts, Trafficability, Field conditions, Laboratory tests, Predictions, Soil mechanics, Dry materials, Strength(Mechanics), Mobility, Laboratory tests, India, Equations, Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE