Crossing Ability of Vehicles


Problems of crossing abilities are most often defined as the ability of wheeled and tracked vehicles to move on damaged, unrepaired communications or terrain. This ability is determined by the construction of vehicle, terrain qualities, and their classes. Less known are problems of reverse driving. In this case, we do not examine crossing ability, but investigate the capacity of terrain to decompose an overall load of moving vehicle. It is a part of tasks performed by engineer reconnaissance for force movements, as troops make use not only neat communications, but also rough terrains, off main routes. Diagnoses of this kind are performed by the Department of Engineer Technologies, Defence University Brno. Many examples are presented in the American Field Manual "Planning and Design of Roads, Airfields, and Heliports in the Theater of Operations—Road Design".

Doc. Ing. Šárka Sobotková, CSc., born in 1955, Brno University of Technology (VUT) in 1980; after 2002 senior lecturer at the University of Defence Brno in the field of military buildings. Since 1980 university teacher at the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM), University of Defence Brno. She is involved mostly in problems of transport constructions. In her research work she is oriented at terrain accessibility for vehicles. She presents results reached at conferences in Poland, Slovakia, and last but not least also at home, in the Czech Republic.

Country: Czech Republic


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