THEORY FOR A TOWED WHEEL IN SOIL

THE REPORT DEALS WITH ON SMALL PHASE OF THE PROBLEM OF MOBILITY FOR CROSS-COUNTRY VEHICLES, NAMELY A WHEEL BEING TOWED THROUGH SOFT SOIL. A NEW CONCEPT IN SOIL MECHANICS IS SOUGHT WHICH WILL COPE WITH THE PROBLEM OF THE BEHAVIOR OF SOIL WHEN MASSIVE DISPLACEMENTS ARE INVOLVED, AS OCCURS WHEN A WHEEL CUTS A DEEP RUT IN SOFT MATERIAL. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT SUCH MOVEMENT OF A SOIL IS MORE IN THE NATURE OF A FLOW PHENOMENON, AND AN ENERGY-PER-UNIT-VOLUME CONCEPT IS HYPOTHESIZED IN WHICH THE TOTAL ENERGY SPENT (AREA UNDER THE LOAD-SINKAGE CURVE) IS DIVIDED BY THE NET VOLUME OF SOIL DISPLACED BY A PENETRATING ELEMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • McRae, J L
  • Publication Date: 1964-9

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  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 4-626 Misc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM