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Title: History of the Waterways Experiment Station
Authors: Tiffany, J. B.
Keywords: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)--History
Publisher: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Abstract: The Waterways Experiment Station (WES) has grown, from 1929 to the present (1968), from a small, modest hydraulic laboratory with a lieutenant as Director and perhaps a dozen Civil Service employees· to become the largest and most diverse engineering laboratory of the Corps of Engineers engaged in research in such engineering fields as hydraulics, soils and foundations, concrete, flexible pavements, nuclear weapons effects, mobility, environmental effects, geology, terrain analysis, expedient surfacing, soil dynamics, and rock mechanics. The organization now has more than 1300 Civil Service employees, as well as a military complement of a colonel (Director), a lieutenant colonel (Deputy Director), 10 junior officers, and 32 Army enlisted personnel. The activity has grown from a dollar work volume of $50,000 for the first year of its operation to an $18.6 million in-house program in Fiscal Year 1968. The organization has published hundreds of technical reports and miscellaneous papers which have been distributed all over the world, and it is visited annually by more than 20,000 official visitors and tourists.
Description: History
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 251 pages / 45.69 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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