The United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps have jointly sponsored and participated in the development of a Shock Index (SI) for highway transportation. A numerical SI associated with a particular vehicle-load combination can now be determined at a low cost by application of simple static field measurements. The SI provides classification for vehicle-load combinations as regards probability of shocks transmitted to the cargo during highway shipments. This work represents the first known attempt to develop a procedure for classifying highway cargo vehicles on the basis of their rough riding characteristics. The procedure cannot be used for predicting the expected highway shock environment but can be used for classification as regards relative magnitude of shock. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Military Traffic Management Command

    Transportation Engineering Agency
    Newport News, VA  United States  23606
  • Authors:
    • Grier, J H
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTMC 75-17
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM