This article examines the use of wheels to detonate mines buried in soil roads. Realistic pressure patterns and loading of the footprints of two types of detonation wheel were established. Solid modeling created typical tire footprints above a medium representing soil. Finite element analysis investigated stress patterns in the soil for two types of wheel at loads of both 1,800 and 5,000 kgf.
"Mine Detonation Trailers: Stresses Induced by Wheels Below the Surface of a Soil Road,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 12
, Article 46.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss1/46