Investigation for South Fill Area, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York Page: 5 of 262
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Authorization for this study was a letter request dated 8 February
1978 to the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) from
the Directorate of Military Construction, Office, Chief of Engineers
(OCE), U. S. Army, Washington, D. C., and Intra-Army Order No. NYD 78-76
(M), dated 3 May 1978.
Overall planning, field explorations, soil tests, and analysis for
this study were performed by the WES. Data reported in this investiga-
tion were collected during the period October 1961 through August 1978
by personnel of the U. S. Army Engineer District, New York, and the WES,
and by consultants to the Corps of Engineers. Data from previous publi-
cations concerning the South Fill area are repeated for clarity. The
September 1979 hydrographs and echo soundings presented in Appendix E
were received just prior to publication of this report.
The investigational program under Mr. W. J. Turnbull, former Chief,
Soils Division, WES, was directed and reviewed through 1965 by a Board
of Consultants consisting of Professors Arthur Casagrande and R. E.
Fadum, Dr. P. C. Rutledge, and Messrs. H. B. Zachrison, R. A. Barron
(OCE), and C. K. Panish. Review comments for this report from the cur-
rent active consultants are included in Appendix G. Also contained in
this appendix are comments by Dr. P. F. Hadala, Acting Assistant Chief
of the Geotechnical Laboratory (GL), WES, concerning the liquefaction
potential at the site.
The report was written by Messrs. H. M. Taylor, Jr., and G. B.
Mitchell, Soil Mechanics Division (SMD), WES, and Dr. J. K. Poplin,
Associate Professor at Louisiana State University, who was employed at
the WES for the summer under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of
1970, under the general supervision of Messrs. C. L. McAnear and J. P.
Sale, Chiefs of SMD and GL, respectively. The report was reviewed and
approved by OCE prior to its publication.
Directors of the WES during the investigation and preparation of
this report were COL John L. Cannon, CE, and COL Nelson P. Conover, CE.
Technical Director was Mr. F. R. Brown.
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Taylor, Hugh M., Jr.; Poplin, Jack K. & Mitchell, Gerald B. Investigation for South Fill Area, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, report, August 1980; Vicksburg, Mississippi. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc303971/m1/5/: accessed June 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.