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Title: Field moisture content investigation, October 1945-November 1952 phase. Report 2
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Keywords: Soil moisture measurement
Runways (Aeronautics)
Jet-fuel attacks
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Preface: The investigation reported herein was made in accordance with the "Instructions and outline for Field Moisture Content Investigation," dated 5 February 1945, and addenda 1 through 11 thereto. The investigation is a continuing study being conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station for the Airfields Branch, Engineering Division, Military Construction, Office, Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army. The first report on this study, designated Interim Report No. 1, was issued in May 1948. This second report supersedes the first report of the series. Engineers of the Office, Chief of Engineers, who have been actively interested in this investigation include Mr. Gayle McFadden, Chief, Airfields Branch; Mr. T. B. Pringle, Head of Runways Section; and Mr. F. B. Hennion, Runways Section. Personnel of the Waterways Experiment Station engaged in the study are: Mr. R. E. Manning, who has been in charge of the field testing since 1950 (prior to that time no special assignment of field duties was made), and Mr. J. F. Redus, who has been project engineer since the beginning of the study, and who prepared this report. The work has been performed under the general supervision of Messrs. W. J. Turnbull, W. K. Boyd, C. R. Foster, and O. B. Ray. Consultants for the investigation are Professor A. Casagrande, Professor G. w. Pickett, Mr. O. J. Porter, Dr. P. c. Rutledge, Professor D. W. Taylor, and Professor K. B. Woods. Acknowledgment is made to personnel of the Albuquerque District for assistance and cooperation in the testing at Kirtland, Santa Fe, and Clovis; to the officers, men, and civilian personnel of the Air Force stationed at Kirtland, Clovis, Bergstrom, Goodfellow, Keesler, and Craig Air Force Bases for their cooperation and assistance; and to city officials of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lubbock, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, for their cooperation in allowing the studies to be performed on the municipal airports at those cities.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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