THE EFFECT OF TRACKED VEHICLE TRAVERSAL ON THE SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PRAIRIE TERRAIN

Authors
  1. Beare, H.T.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The results of field and laboratory engineering tests on the soil at the DRES test site used to study the effect of running a tracked vehicle over virgin prairie ground are reported. Few concrete conclusions of a general nature could be drawn because of the scarcity of data. It was noted that the soil varied from place to place over the site, that damage to the prairie sod was inflicted mainly at the turning points of the tracks and that the density of the soil was increased by the first few passes of the tracked vehicle.
Report Number
TP-403 —
Date of publication
15 Oct 1972
Number of Pages
44
DSTKIM No
73-00373
CANDIS No
16814
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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