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Modeling explosive vapor transport through porous media
Author(s): Mary R. Albert; James H. Cragin; Daniel C. Leggett
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Paper Abstract

The detection of buried mines is important to both the military and to civilians, and the possibility of chemical detection may provide a more definitive identification. Understanding the transport of explosive vapors through soil or snow is a major step in the detection problem. In cold regions, the presence of freezing ground or a snow cover complicates the situation, yet also may provide temporary storage of the explosive, potentially leading to opportunities for more optimal sensing conditions later. This paper discusses preliminary work towards adapting an existing 2D heat, mass, and chemical vapor transport model to the problem of explosives transport. The model, originally developed for simulating heat and mass transport through snow under a variety of meteorological conditions, shows promise for simulating explosives vapor transport for buried mines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357049
Show Author Affiliations
Mary R. Albert, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. (United States)
James H. Cragin, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. (United States)
Daniel C. Leggett, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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