Accession Number : ADA302183

Title :   Dust Sweep-Up Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 23 Jun 92-23 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE AND ELECTRONICS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Batt, Richard G. ; Peabody, Alden A., II

PDF Url : ADA302183

Report Date : 01 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 279

Abstract : The current documentation reports results obtained from a recent technical study which included: diagnostics support for a series of agent expulsion experiments at the Waterways Experiment Station (WES), further analysis of wind tunnel measured results from the Dust Sweep Up investigation completed just prior to the present program and dust scouring experiments for soils simulating such real surface textures as ridges, clods, stubble, gravel and moisture content. Some typical findings from the Real Surface experimental study include: Real surface experimental consistently caused reduction in lofting rates relative to flat erodible soil beds.

Descriptors :   *AIRBURST, *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, *DUST, *DUST CLOUDS, *SOIL EROSION, VELOCITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, MOISTURE CONTENT, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, SOILS, PARTICLES, SURFACE PROPERTIES, HYDRODYNAMIC CODES, WIND VELOCITY, PLUMES, MACH NUMBER, TEXTURE, THERMOCOUPLES, WIND TUNNELS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW, RIDGES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Soil Mechanics
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE