Accession Number : AD0726999

Title :   Atmospheric Diffusion of Beryllium (Project ADOBE)

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 1964-1 Nov 1967

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Tucker, Gordon L ; Malone, Hugh E ; Smith, Robert W

PDF Url : AD0726999

Report Date : Jul 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : A field study of exhaust cloud diffusion from solid rocket motors was conducted at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory. The objective of the program was to correlate the diffusion of rocket motor exhaust clouds with measurable meteorological variables under both stable and unstable atmospheric conditions. Fifty-seven sets of field data were collected from 250 to 350 air samplers per test using solid rocket motors ranging from 100 to 4000 pounds of propellant containing beryllium. The work is presented in three volumes. Volume I describes the diffusion experiment, the chemical analysis program, the bioenvironmental safety program, and discusses the data analysis and the resulting diffusion equations from hot instantaneous sources.

Descriptors :   *AIR POLLUTION, *BERYLLIUM, *ROCKET ENGINES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, CLOUDS, DIFFUSION, EXHAUST GASES, PROPELLANTS, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, TRACKING

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE