THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO CONDUCT A LIMITED NUMBER OF MUCK FLOW EXPERIMENTS USING A CONTROLLED MUCK MATERIAL AND A SPECIALLY FABRICATED CHUTE SYSTEM.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4373
Amount: $55,140.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Shannon & Wilson Inc
Po Box C-30313 - 1105 N 38th S, Seattle, WA, 98103
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 HARVEY W PARKER
 (206) 632-8020
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO CONDUCT A LIMITED NUMBER OF MUCK FLOW EXPERIMENTS USING A CONTROLLED MUCK MATERIAL AND A SPECIALLY FABRICATED CHUTE SYSTEM. THE PROJECT WILL ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE HOW SOME OF THE FLOW FACTORS INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER TO INFLUENCE MUCK FLOW RATE. MEASUREMENTS OF MASS FLOW RATE IN TERMS OF THE RATE OF MUCK ACCUMULATION AT THE END OF THE CHUTE WILL BE MADE FOR 2 CHUTE ANGLES AND 3 CHUTE LENGTHS. RESULTS WILL BE COMPARED WITH INDEPENDENT COMPUTER SIMULATION OF MUCK CHUTE FLOW USING A DISCRETE ELEMENT COMPUTER PROGRAM. THE PROPOSED WORK IS PLANNED AND ORGANIZED AS A FIRST STEP IN THE CONTEXT OF A MAJOR EFFORT DIRECTED TOWARDS DEVELOPING AN OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF MUCK AND DEVELOPMENT OF A CURRENT MANUAL OF PRACTICE SUITABLE FOR USE BY INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES INVOLVED IN UNDERGROUND AND EXCAVATION TECHNOLOGY.

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