Accession Number : AD0845581

Title :   Savonius Rotor for Detection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 67-Oct 68,

Corporate Author : LITTON SYSTEMS INC MINNEAPOLIS MN APPLIED SCIENCE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Wood, R. C. ; Irish, G. ; Bauman, E. K.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This final report represents a summary of work, the objectives of which were a study of the dynamic characteristics and detection potential of the Savonius Rotor at different wind speeds. Preliminary work involved wind tunnel tests to determine the dynamic characteristics of various rotor configurations. A test rotor was subsequently selected and subjected to challenge tests with droplets and vapors. The droplet and vapor collection characteristics of the Savonius Rotor were compared with collections found on static cylinders exposed simultaneously. Results of the tests were generally consistent, showing that over the range of wind velocities and challenge concentrations used, the area deposition on the Savonius Rotor was comparable to that found on static cylinders the same size. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SAMPLERS), (*TOXIC AGENT ALARMS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, FLUID DYNAMICS, VAPORS, AEROSOLS, DROPS, DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE