Accession Number : ADA130731

Title :   Comparison of Four Camouflage Net Stakes in Sandy Soils.

Descriptive Note : Test rept. Apr-Jul 83,


Personal Author(s) : Mowery,Ralph B

PDF Url : ADA130731

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This report contains an evaluation of the performance of four camouflage net stakes in three types of sandy soils. The force which caused stake creep and the maximum holding force were determined for two stake inclinations and two pull angles. The results of the tests on the anchoring capability of the stakes show that the type 7 developmental stake is superior to the standard stake (type 1), the modified Artic stake (type 3), and the second developmental stake (type 6) in all soils and in all stake/force geometries. Deformation of both developmental stakes was observed and recommendation was made to overcome this shortcoming by heat treatment or by increasing the thickness of the metal.

Descriptors :   *Anchors(Structural), *Sand, *Camouflage, *Performance tests, Nets, Fastenings, Field equipment, Comparison, Pins, Angles, Performance(Engineering), Soils, Data acquisition

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE