Accession Number:

ADA045874

Title:

An Analysis of the Smoke Cloud Data from the August, 1975 Jefferson Proving Ground Smoke Test.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

In order to gather data on smoke cloud growth and characteristics, a test of artillery and mortar smoke munitions was conducted at the Jefferson Proving Ground, Indiana, on 19-21 August 1975. Ten rounds of each of the following WP and HC smoke munitions were dynamically fired in single-round fire missions 155mm M110 WP 105mm M60 WP 4.2 in. M328 WP 81mm M375 WP 60mm M302 WP 155mm M116 HC 105mm M84 HC. The series also included a static firing of one round of each of these munitions. Data extraction, discussed in Section 2, was limited to meteorological data and to 16mm films of the clouds from three ground locations, as shown in Figure 1. Measures of cloud growth and other cloud characteristics were extracted from the films. The data analysis, presented in Section 3, is to support the JTCGME Smoke Obscuration Model. It is therefore restricted to cloud dimensions at early times rate of rise of the WP plume. The time period of each analysis is limited by the filming time of each fire mission. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE