Accession Number : ADA326023

Title :   Integration (Phase 3D),

Corporate Author : SCHOFIELD (ANDREW N) AND ASSOCIATES LTD CAMBRIDGE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Schofield, A. N. ; Steedman, R. S.

PDF Url : ADA326023

Report Date : 01 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Discussions with each of the Laboratories participating in the demonstration experiments have clarified the nature of the first experiments that will be carried out following commissioning. Staffing of the centrifuge center has been considered in detail and the requirements for technicians and engineers to support researchers preparing and conducting model tests are being planned together with ANS&A support during the period of the demonstration tests. It is envisaged that an ANS&A Associate will be resident in Vicksburg during and following the installation and commissioning of the centrifuge. The delays in the completion of the centrifuge in France during 1995 will postpone the initial research experiments into 1996. It is recommended that a number of experienced staff are appointed to act as centrifuge engineers; these should be experienced individuals who are authorized to approve proposals for model tests. The role of centrifuge engineer is defined in procedures for the safe operation of the centrifuge which are presented in this report; these have been developed by ANS&A based on experience at Cambridge and define the key roles of the centrifuge engineer, centrifuge user and centrifuge operator. The appointment and training of operators and technicians who are experienced in the preparation and instrumentation of physical models is also urgently required. A core team of staff will be required full-time at the centrifuge facility to assist with the extensive model testing program that will be necessary to complete the planned demonstration experiments. Each flight of the centrifuge is classified as either a proof test or a routine operation and this dictates the level of documentation required to be checked by the operator before the test is initiated.

Descriptors :   *CENTRIFUGES, TEST AND EVALUATION, ARMY FACILITIES, MODEL TESTS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, SYSTEM SAFETY, ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE