Accession Number : ADA522082


Title :   Recommendations for the Development of a Dust Suppressant Test Operations Procedure (TOP) Performed at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2007-2010


Corporate Author : DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV DIVISION OF EARTH AND ECOSYSTEM SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : McDonald, Eric V ; Dalldorf, Graham K ; Bacon, Steven N ; Nikolich, George


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522082.pdf


Report Date : 08 Feb 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : Suppression of airborne dust is of critical importance in desert military operating environments. Airborne dust is commonly generated in the desert by surface and near-surface operations through a variety of different traffic impacts. The U.S. Army currently lacks a specific Test Operations Procedure (TOP) designed to provide realistic testing of the performance and durability of commercial products sold for dust abatement. The purpose of this study was to provide recommendations for the development of a TOP through implementing test designs and test procedures involving a polyvinyl-based synthetic polymer dust suppressant application. The methodology and design, as well as geotechnical surface strength and direct dust emissions testing were conducted on six different traffic impact types at three test sites at YPG. The test site locations represent a variety of soils texture types and site preparations methods. The traffic impacts included multiple passes by wheeled and tracked vehicles, rotary aircraft, and pedestrian traffic. The dust suppressant testing was conducted at 4 time intervals over the course of 5 to 6 days, spanning a period of 19 weeks.


Descriptors :   *DUST , *AIRBORNE , *SUPPRESSION , *SOILS , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Soil Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE