Accession Number:

ADA243287

Title:

Large Centrifuge: A Critical Army Capability for the Future

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to present an overview of potential applications of a centrifuge for the purposes of research and development. The technical areas discussed are a coastal regions, b environmental protection, c geotechnical, d hydraulic, e structural, and f cold regions. This report discusses those areas where centrifuge testing would greatly benefit research objectives, particularly in cases where prototype data are very expensive if not impossible to acquire. Centrifuge testing offers cost effective technology to address military and civil problem areas such as 1 Nuclear crater scaling laws 2 Blast effects on bunkers, lined tunnels, and pile foundations from conventional munitions 3 Stability of foundations and earth structures 4 Vulnerability of mechanical and electrical systems to conventional threats 5 Ground water pollution problems 6 Projectile penetration into earth materials 7 Pavement structure performance and materials investigations 8 Explosive damage to underwater structures 9 All earth works earth and rockfill dams, levees, appurtenant structures, retaining walls, foundations, tunnels, and excavations and 10 Frozen soil, water, and ice.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE