THE WETTING OF COMBAT BOOTS - WET GRASS VERSUS PUDDLES

Authors
  1. Crow, R.M.
  2. Dewar, M.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Studies described here 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-repellent 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.
Report Number
TN-82-1 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1982
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
82-01440
CANDIS No
36004
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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