DUST INDUCED LOADING ON A HARD MOBILE LAUNCHER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4236
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Pda Engineering
1560 Brookhollow Dr, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Josef E Wuerer
 (714) 556-2800
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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