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DUST INDUCED LOADING ON A HARD MOBILE LAUNCHER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4236
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4236
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pda Engineering
2975 Redhill Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: DUST INDUCED LOADING ON A HARD MOBILE LAUNCHER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $296,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE RESPONSE OF A HARD MOBILE LAUNCHER (HML) IN A NUCLEAR AIRBLAST ENVIRONMENT IS STRONGLY DEPENDENT ON THE DRAG LOADS PRODUCED BY THE TWO PHASE FLUID-PARTICLE GUST BEHIND THE BLAST WAVE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF CONDUCTING CREDIBLE AERO/DUST LOAD EXPERIMENTS IN A WIND TUNNEL TO SIMULATE THIS DRAG PHASE LOADING DURING A BLAST WAVE ENCOUNTER. THE PROPOSED APPROACH TO THIS EFFORT WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES: (1) DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY OF WIND TUNNELS TO SIMULATE CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF THE HML BLAST WAVE ENVIRONMENT, (2) DEVELOP APPROPRIATE SCALING PARAMETERS FOR COMBINED AERO/DUST LOADING FOR SUBSCALE EXPERIMENTS, (3) DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR A DUST LOADED FLOW GENERATOR, (4) DEMONSTRATE THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROTOTYPE DUST LOADED FLOW GENERATOR IN A CONTROLLED LABORATORY EXPERIMENT, AND (5) DEFINE INSTRUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO PROVIDING (A) BODY FORCE MEASUREMENTS AND (B) FLOWFIELD DIAGNOSTICS FOR A DUST LOADED FLOW WIND TUNNEL TEST.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Josef E Wuerer
7145562800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pda Engineering
1560 Brookhollow Dr Santa Ana, CA 92705

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No