A general review of the present state-of-the-art of off-road transportation with emphasis on northern and Arctic operation on the American Continent. Defines off-road transportation, vehicle categoreis and applicatons, and looks at basic mobility parameters, e.g., ground pressure, resistances to motion, tractive effort, horse power/weight ratios, drawbar pull, track and wheel ground contact effects, and transmission. Particular problems associated with northern operations are examined, e.g., cabs, heaters, metallurgical problems, maintenance, and abuse of vehicles. Basic and special design considerations are also presented. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the July 15-19, 1974, ASCE, EIC, RATAC Joint Transportation Engineering Mtg., Montreal Quebec, Canada (Preprint MTL-33).
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, I A
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00126136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11573 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM