Accession Number:

ADA229428

Title:

Upgrade and Operation of the DNA Dust Erosion Test Facility

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PDA ENGINEERING COSTA MESA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the technical effort on the Upgrade and Operation of the DNA Dust Erosion Test Facility in Santa Ana, California. This facility has logged approximately 3,000 hours of test time which includes over 1,500 dust exposures involving over 500 test specimen arrays. Test support has been provided to a variety of customers including government agencies, directed contractors and industry. Also a number of facility upgrades have been installed and new test procedures developed. Upgrades have included relocation of the facility and expansion of laboratory floor space, the development and installation of a Laser Doppler Velocimeter LDV for particle velocity calibration, expansion of post test analysis capabilities, extension of critical component service life, enhancement of facility performance capabilities, development of specimen temperature control system, installation of a computer based data acquisition system and the development of test procedures to measure specimen mass loss histories and haze build-up in transparencies. mm

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE