Many active and former military installations have ranges and training areas with UXO contamination that include water environments such as ponds, lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastal ocean areas. Storm waves or currents can cause underwater munitions to become unburied and move into new, potentially dangerous locations. SERDP researchers have conducted specialized coastal engineering studies to simulate and track how these energetic events can cover, uncover, and move unexploded ordnance. This session highlights experimental and modeling efforts focused on an engineering model of munitions mobility.

Session Chair: Mr. Carter Duval, U of Delaware,

Munitions Response Site Management Issues Regarding UXO Mobility and Burial

Mr. Bryan Harre, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)

Towards Closing the Loop between Field and Laboratory Observations of Munitions Mobility and Burial

Dr. Blake Landry, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Nearshore Unexploded Ordnance Mobility Studies Using Instrumented Surrogate Munitions

Dr. Jack Puleo, University of Delaware

Unexploded Ordnance Characterization And Detection In Muddy Estuarine Environments

Dr. Art Trembanis, University of Delaware

Modeling of Munition Dynamics Due to Turbulent Flow and Scour

Dr. Xiaofeng Liu, Pennsylvania State University

Ensemble Hydro- and Morphodynamic Simulations for Munitions Mobility and Burial

Dr. Margaret Palmsten, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)