Standards & Glossary

Standards & Glossary

THE STANDARDIZATION Committee of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems has been working on a set of standard terms to be used by investigators in the field of off-road operations, so that better communication might result; a list of standard test procedures has been added to the glossary.

Terms and procedures are grouped and presented in categories as follows:

  1. Terrain characteristics: Soils, Geometry, Vegetation
  2. Vehicle physical characteristics
  3. Vehicle performance characteristics
  4. Soil test devices associated with soil-vehicle tests
  5. Standard symbols

Our Standards and Glossary were originally published in our Journal of Terramechanics. ISTVS members receive online access to the full content of the journal and we are pleased to be able to share these important documents here for all members of the terrain-systems and terramechanics community.

The Standards and Glossaries described in the PDF reproductions linked to below have been compiled by the Standardization Committee of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS). They include all terms particularly relevant to off-road mobility.

We encourage their wide adoption and we also welcome suggestions for their further development.

—ISTVS Board of Directors


Standards

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STANDARDS


Glossary of Terrain-Vehicle Terms and Standard Test Procedures


Glossary of Terrain-Vehicle Terms and Standard Test Procedures