Accession Number : AD0745413

Title :   An Analogy for Understanding the Movement and Control of the Populace.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL WEAPONS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Norausky,Patrick H. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A serious problem confronting the commander of controlling forces is exact knowledge of whether a populace movement is that of a crowd or mob. The paper proposes that a fluid mechanics analogy can be used for understanding the movement and control of the populace. Movement of the populace is discussed using a continuity equation. A program to gather experimental data to determine the validity of the analogy is discussed. Also, a conceptualized system for field implementation is suggested.

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, *BEHAVIOR), CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FLUID DYNAMICS, INSURGENCY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, EMOTIONS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE