Accession Number:

ADA537608

Title:

Enhanced Bomb Effects for Obstacle Clearance (Project Overview and Testing Task)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION PANAMA CITY FL

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The Operational Requirements Document ORD for Shallow Water Mine Countermeasures SWMCM identifies the need for a system capable of simultaneously breaching obstacles and clearing mines, in-stride, from over the horizon, during an amphibious assault. Development of an improved capability and a quantification of available options for delivering explosives to the beach and surf zone to clear obstacles and mines are primary needs articulated in the Navys MCM Campaign Plan. A significant database of Mk 83 bombs tested against obstacles exists and was used as the starting point for this study. This database presently only includes single event detonations, and a clear need has been identified to develop cumulative damage rules for obstacles that are hit by multiple bombs at varying distances and configurations. The goal of this project is to study, identify, and verify through analysis, testing, and simulation the damage mechanisms of obstacles on landin water subjected to multiple bomb detonations. Multiple bomb detonations include sequential bomb detonations and simultaneous detonations of 1-D and 2-D arrays. This project will provide the acquisition community with the knowledge necessary to utilize the proper technology for development of and obstacle clearance system.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerial Bombs
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE