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Mass Measurement of Soil Parameters in Off-Road Locomotion-Wheeled Automated Bewameter (WAB)
Development of Terrain-Vehicle Systems Analysis involving statistically variable ground, has necessitated the development of field instrumentation for mass measurement of soil parameter input.
To this end, the idea originally conceived and tested at U.S. Army's Land Locomotion Laboratory in Detroit, was revived and adapted to modern requirements.
The Wheeled Automated Bevameter (WAB) was presented as a better vehicle analog for measuring soil parameters than the conventional plate-shearing instrument hitherto used.
It yields itself to mass production of terrain input, without which further progress in Terramechanics, based on statistical changes of the environment may be impossible.
Bekker, M., "Mass Measurement of Soil Parameters in Off-Road Locomotion-Wheeled Automated Bewameter (WAB)," SAE Technical Paper 861302, 1986,
M. G. Bekker
1986 SAE International Off-Highway and Powerplant Congress and Exposition
SAE Transactions 1986-V95-86
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