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Prediction of the Full-Scale Cook-off Response Based on Small-Scale Testing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95082
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-011-0636
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T011
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Safety Management Services, Inc.
1847 West 9000 South, Suite 205 West Jordan, UT 84088
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Prediction of the Full-Scale Cook-off Response Based on Small-Scale Testing
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0452
Award Amount: $69,870.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop a methodology for predicting reaction violence of full-scale munitions in either a fast or slow cook-off scenario. This methodology will use a combination of existing heat transfer models and thermal stimulus simulation tools coupled with an empirical model to be developed from data collected from various lab and subscale experimental hardware. Hardware may include but will not be limited to the NAWC Controlled Heat Flux Device, the US DOT Koenen test and the NAWC small scale cook-off bomb. The methodology will be based on a hierarchical approach to validation/uncertainty quantification (V/UQ) to achieve quantified error bounds on the predicted response quantity of interest, the kinetic energy or container fragments and/or the overpressure. The hierarchical approach will also help identify where deficiencies exist that might have a first order impact on the response quantity of interest. Steps can then be taken in Phase II of the project to eliminate these deficiencies through a combination of modeling and experimental quantification. The testing matrix required for the development of the empirical model (including experimental conditions, parametric studies, instrumentation, etc.) will be outlined in this phase of the project and a few scoping tests will be run. However, the majority of the required testing will be conducted in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

A. Butcher
Explosives Safety Special
8015670456
gbutcher@sms-ink.com

Business Contact:

Robert Ford
President
8015670456
rford@sms-ink.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Safety Management Services, Inc.
1847 West 9000 South, Suite 205 West Jordan, UT 84088

EIN/Tax ID: 870510302
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Institute for Clean and Secure Ener
University of Utah
155 S 1452 E Room 380
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Contact: Philip J. Smith
Contact Phone: 8015851233