Accession Number : AD0749994

Title :   Improved Beach Matting Tests at Onslow Beach, N. C. 20-25 May 1963.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Initially, an overall review of previous investigations of beach matting was conducted at the WES, and engineer field tests were performed on both the woven-wire steel beach matting and those items that showed promise of accomplishing most of the desired requirements. Those items that proved most successful in tests at the WES were selected for additional testing at Onslow Beach to determine their suitability for placement by troops of a pioneer-type engineering battalion and to determine thecapability of the materials for improving the trafficability across sand beaches as far as wheeled vehicles are concerned.

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, TRAFFICABILITY), (*AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, BEACHES), LANDING MATS, SOIL MECHANICS, VEHICLES, CLOSE SUPPORT, NORTH CAROLINA

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE