Accession Number:

AD0200630

Title:

Tropical Deterioration of Equipment and Materials. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Summary technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1946-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

In tropical warfare, equipment and supplies are exposed to heavy rainfall and high relative humidity, which together introduce numerous problems relative to performance and serviceability. Activities concerned with fungi, isolated in studies of Panama, are reviewed. Deterioration of optical instruments, textiles, resins and plastics, photographic equipment, and electric and electronic equipment is discussed. At the time of the Japanese surrender, valuable preliminary results had been obtained from studies but none had reached completion.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE