Accession Number:

ADA409383

Title:

Bulk Chemical Source Term Accuracy Requirements

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

MEVATEC CORP HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

2002-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Traditionally, chemical weapons effects analyses have assumed a lognormal agent drop size distribution. Used widely within the weapons effects sciences, the lognormal distribution is a relatively simple mathematical expression fully defined by only two numerical parameters in essence, a mean and a standard deviation, or, in the proper terminology, a droplet Mass Median Diameter MMD and a geometric sigma. It has until recently appeared to describe adequately the drop sizes observed from legacy test results, and the method used in MDAs Post-Engagement Ground Effects Model called upon the Soltisz model to predict the MMDA as a function of agent characteristics, reentry speed, and release altitude.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE