Many active and former military installations have ranges and training areas with UXO contamination that include water environments such as 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 experimental studies to characterize the sediments, simulate and track how these energetic events can cover, uncover, and move unexploded ordnance, and model this movement. This session highlights experimental and modeling efforts focused on an engineering model of munitions mobility. 

Session Chair: Dr. Joe Calantoni, Naval Research Laboratory

Introduction by Session Chair

Dr. Joe Calantoni, Naval Research Laboratory

Burial and Migration of Seabed Munitions – Physical Processes and Engineering Considerations

Dr. Richard Whitehouse, HR Wallingford

Improved Penetrometer Performance in Stratified Sediment for Cost-Effective Characterization, Monitoring and Management of Submerged Munitions Sites

Dr. Nina Stark, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Physics-based Inversions of Multibeam Sonar Data for Wide-Area Assessment of Sediment Properties

Dr. Todd Hefner, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory

Unexploded Ordnance Characterization And Detection In Muddy Estuarine Environments

Dr. Art Trembanis, University of Delaware

Coupling Probabilistic Near- and Far-Field Models for Munitions Mobility

Dr. Margaret Palmsten, Naval Research Laboratory

Advanced Capabilities in the Underwater Munitions Expert System

Dr. Sarah Rennie, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory