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Chapter 2. Traction Mechanics. Part VI. Terrain Characterization for Trafficability Studies

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Published in Advances in Soil Dynamics Volume 3 Chapter 2, Part VI, pp. 186-208 ( Copyright 2009 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers )  .(doi:10.13031/2013.26874)
Authors:   Part VI Primary Author: Sally A. Shoop. Chapter Coordinators: Dvoralai Wulfsohn, Thomas R. Way, Shrini K. Upadhyaya, and William J. Chancellor
Keywords:   Soil, Penetration Resistance, Plate Sinkage, In-Situ Shear Tests, Devices Reproducing Wheel Motion, Comparison of Test Methods, Organic Terrain and Vegetation, Other Factors Affecting Mobility.

Abstract [First paragraphs]: This part presents methods for characterizing terrain material (or substrate) for off-road vehicle traction or trafficability studies. Although the primary emphasis of this section is soil strength characterization, unique aspects of organic terrain that are of interest to forest engineers are also included. The emphasis is on field measurements, with brief mention of their comparison to laboratory techniques.

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