This paper examines the possiblity of compacting a sandy soil using ordinary off-road vehicles instead of compactors. Laboratory tests showed that considerable compaction of sand can be achieved if alternative cyclic stresses are applied. Such stresses can be generated if a train of two vehicles is employed for compaction: one vehicle with all wheel towed. Compaction was made by making consecutive passages of the train of two vehicles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is from Proceedings of the International Conference on the Performance of Off-Road Vehicles and Machines (8th). Volume 2. Held at Cambridge, England on August 5-11, 1984, AD-A148 635 p725-735.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems

    Liston, RA, President, c/o CRREL, 72 Lyme Road
    Hanover, NH  United States  03755
  • Authors:
    • Shaaban, S
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

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  • Pagination: 11 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00394891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM