EXPERIMENTATION AND CREATION OF A COMPUTER MODEL FOR TRAFFICABILITY OF SNOW

Authors
  1. Mohamed, A.M.O.
  2. Xu, D.M.
  3. Yong, R.N.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);McGill Univ, Montreal QUE (CAN) Geotechnical Research Centre
Abstract
The objective of this study is intended to recreate and calibrate a computer model of deep snow trafficability applied to off-road vehicles. It should take into account a wide range of snow conditions including structure, depth, stage of metamorphism and profiles of density and temperature as well as to use mechanical inputs from elementary and portable penetrometers. Research and developments include the following tasks: development of a relationship between measured deep snowpack properties and vehicle sinkage as a measure of snow trafficability; development of a computer problem for wheeled vehicle mobility evaluation in deep snowpack, and development of a computer program for track mobility evaluation in deep snowpack. In compliance with the aims of this study, this report is subdivided as follows: Part 1 is the general introduction of the study; Part 2 is the trafficability evaluation of deep snowpack; Part 3 is the wheeled vehicle mobility evaluation in deep snowpack, and Part 4 is the track mobility evaluation in deep snowpack.
Report Number
DRES-CR-93-12 — Contract Report (Final) Revised; Includes 3 diskettes (5 1/2")
Date of publication
01 Jan 1993
Number of Pages
167
DSTKIM No
93-02309
CANDIS No
129898
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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