DUST INDUCED LOADING ON A HARD MOBILE LAUNCHER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$296,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4236
Agency Tracking Number:
4236
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1560 Brookhollow Dr, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Josef E Wuerer
(714) 556-2800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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.

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