trafficability


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trafficability

[‚traf·ə·kə′bil·əd·ē]
(civil engineering)
Capability of terrain to bear traffic, or the extent to which the terrain will permit continued movement of any or all types of traffic.
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The added information on each map sheet is also over eight years old, and there have been some major changes in roads and trafficability since the US occupation.
When we deployed to Iraq, we edited and made additions to those requirements from time to time, but for the most part, my commander's priorities remained force protection of our Soldiers and assets, force protection of convoys, and route trafficability.
This drainage allows for trafficability and for crops to germinate and grow when otherwise, the soil conditions would be too wet.
For example, if the tactical consumer in his formalized collections request asks for information regarding the presence of armored vehicles at a given set of coordinates, the analyst looks for and reports on that particular informational request at that specific place--not on the implied request for trafficability, presence of an artillery battery 10 kilometers away, or the presence or absence of a bridge or tactical fortifications.
Others suggested that inducing rainfall to reduce trafficability was preferable to dropping napalm.
Controlling field traffic transforms random soil damage into a concentrated field trafficability benefit, but it is only the starting point for CTF.
Similarly, sports turf (including golf tees and greens) is commonly established in a sandy rooting media that promotes rapid drainage and greater trafficability.
Trafficability is the ability of the soil profile to support wheel traffic with minimal compaction.
In military planning, estimates of trafficability are often computed based on complex formulae involving specific details of vehicles and properties of soil and vegetation (for example, rod cone index and stem spacing) (U.
Terrain of questionable trafficability kept the advancing vehicles predominantly road-bound.
This is possibly due to vehicle trafficability passes, rain, and soil consolidation.
In addition to mountainous wintry conditions, there are severe deficiencies in trafficability, fuel sources and maintenance facilities.