Accession Number : AD0021329

Title :   SYMPOSIUM ON MILITARY EARTH-MOVING EQUIPMENT, 10-11 DECEMBER 1952

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Report Date : 11 DEC 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 287

Abstract : Contents: Military earth-moving equipment problems; The military requirements of the modern minute man; Logistic considerations for military earth-moving equipment; Operational experiences of the MCB's of the Atlantic fleet with the present military earth-moving equipment; Operational requirements for engineering equipment for landing-force use in amphibious operations; Field operating requirements; The torque converter and earth-moving equipment; The hydraulic torque converter, its effect on the power train; Electric drives for construction equipment; Theoretical elements of relationship between tracks, wheels and soil; Economics of various drives; Gas-turbine power for earth-moving equipment; The possible performance of diesel engines; Vapor-phase cooling of earth-moving equipment engines; Materials trends in earth-moving equipment; Corps of Engineers construction equipment research and development program, fiscal years 53 and 54; Marine Corps equipment under development; Air Force earth-moving equipment; 1953-54 developments in Bureau of Yards and Docks. (Not abstracted).

Descriptors :   AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, ATLANTIC OCEAN, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, COOLING, DIESEL ENGINES, DRIVES, DRIVES(ELECTRONICS), ECONOMICS, ENGINEERING, ENGINEERS, ENGINES, EXCAVATION, FLEETS(SHIPS), GAS TURBINES, HYDRAULICS, MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PATTERNS, POWER, PROBLEM SOLVING, REQUIREMENTS, TORQUE CONVERTERS, VAPOR PHASES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE