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Experimental and Computational Program for Slow and Fast Cookoff for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87103
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-027-0721
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IllinoisRocstar LLC
60 Hazelwood Drive P. O. Box 3001 Champaign, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Experimental and Computational Program for Slow and Fast Cookoff for Insensitive Munitions Testing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0049
Award Amount: $69,796.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a joint experimental and computational program to predict the behavior of heterogeneous energetic materials, specifically the properties and dynamics of their initiation, during slow and fast cookoff for insensitive munitions testing. The experimental effort will involve gram-scale fast and slow cookoff experiments in fully instrumented test cells, allowing for spatial and temporal resolution of critical dynamic variables. The modeling effort will focus on multiscale, multiphysics simulations using validated models on high-performance parallel computer platforms. Intermediate scale modeling is crucial to bridging the enormous gap between device-scale models that are often based on empirical modeling rather than first principles, and atomistic-scale models that take into account the underlying discrete nature of matter but are often difficult to relate to engineering-scale results. Our multiscale approach to modeling and simulation will explicitly address physical features and phenomena at the macro- (device), meso- (aggregate of crystals) and micro-scales (individual crystal) in an integrated manner.

Principal Investigator:

Mark D. Brandyberry
COO & Sr Research Scientist
2173551725
mdbrandy@illinoisrocstar.com

Business Contact:

William A. Dick
CEO & Managing Member
2174170885
wdick@illinoisrocstar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ILLINOISROCSTAR LLC
P. O. Box 3001 Champaign, IL 61826

EIN/Tax ID: 208533123
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No