Accession Number:

AD0757515

Title:

An Evaluation of Dimensional Analysis and MODELING Techniques for Air Force Civil Engineering Research.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 15 May-15 Oct 71,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The application of modeling techniques to Air Force civil engineering research is investigated. The use of models is discussed in general terms, and model theory and dimensional analysis are reviewed. Examples of the use of modeling are presented, along with an extensive reference list. Dynamic modeling is difficult because usually not all dynamic model laws can be simultaneously satisfied. Nevertheless, in many cases the application of distorted model techniques can be applied to given reliable results. The conclusion is reached that many problems of the Civil Engineering Research Division of the Air Force Weapons Laboratory can be solved economically through the use of dimensional analysis and scale modeling. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE