Large-Scale Laboratory Experiments of Incipient Motion, Transport, and Fate of Underwater Munitions under Waves, Currents, and Combined-Flows
Technical Report,01 Jul 2014,01 Jul 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana United States
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Our research project responds directly to MRSON-14-01 with an emphasis on the need to improve our understanding of the phenomenology of entrainment, transport and fate of underwater munitions. A recent white paper SERDP 2010, p.4 identified several knowledge gaps in the predictive skill of munitions mobility models. Our research effort aligns to address these gaps in environments with hard bottom substrates. Ultimately, the fundamental work herein provides a critical data set and initiation of motion predictors to improve existing field scale models for munitions mobility i.e., Underwater Munitions Expert System, UnMES Rennie and Brandt, 2015 that are difficult or practically impossible to obtain with existing field measurements.
- Underwater Ordnance