Accession Number:

AD0745413

Title:

An Analogy for Understanding the Movement and Control of the Populace.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL WEAPONS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A serious problem confronting the commander of controlling forces is exact knowledge of whether a populace movement is that of a crowd or mob. The paper proposes that a fluid mechanics analogy can be used for understanding the movement and control of the populace. Movement of the populace is discussed using a continuity equation. A program to gather experimental data to determine the validity of the analogy is discussed. Also, a conceptualized system for field implementation is suggested.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE