Accession Number:

ADA063560

Title:

The Burial and Scouring of Ground Mines on a Sand Bottom.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. for period ending 1 Jan 58,

Corporate Author:

NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1958-09-23

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report presents information derived from a study of scour and other environmental processes affecting a mine or other foreign object placed on a sand bottom. Because scour plays an important role in mine burial, the extent and rate of the scour process were emphasized in the study. Special attention was given to the variation of scour with water depth scour relationship to bottom currents the effect of object shape on scour development the movement, if any, of objects placed on the sea floor and the function of sediment grain size within the range commonly classified as sand in the Wentworth scale of sediment sizes median diameters 0.062 mm to 2.000 mm.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE