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Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Explosives

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
41031
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41031
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DE Technologies Inc.
100 Queens Drive King of Prussia, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Explosives
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,865.00
 

Abstract:

The mechanical properties of explosives control directly their sensitivity due to shock and impact stimuli. The understanding and measurement of these properties are essential for developing insensitive explosives, and in designing hard-target-penetrating munitions. These properties include the strength under high pressure (pressure hardening) and the strength under dynamic loading (strain-rate hardening). Under a recent program support by the HERD at Eglin, we demonstrated the feasibility of a simple method of measuring these critical properties. This method utilizes a copper sleeve to encase the explosive specimen to provide a confining pressure during static or dynamic testing. In static tests, the sleeved specimen is compressed by a standard testing machine. In dynamic test, the sleeved specimen is projected against a stationary anvil, which is equivalent to a reversed Taylor impact test. Preliminary results have shown this method is feasible. In the proposed program, this method will be developed for practical applications.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. William Flis
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Small Business Information at Submission:

DE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3620 Horizon Drive King Of Prussia, PA 19406

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No