Accession Number : ADA114412

Title :   The Wetting of Combat Boots - Wet Grass Versus Puddles.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Crow,Rita M ; Dewar,Malcolm M

PDF Url : ADA114412

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Studies described show that subjects wearing combat boots and socks get their feet wetter when walking through wet grass than through puddles due to the abrasive action of the grass which cuts away the water-repellant outer layer of the boot. Further, it was found that guttated water does not wet new or silicone-coated leather any more than distilled water (dew) and so does not account for the wetting of boots in grass. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Boots, Permeability, Wetting, Moisture, Measurement, Leather, Silicones, Coatings, Test and evaluation, Canada

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE