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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:
95081
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-011-0627
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T011
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BlazeTech Corp.
29B Montvale Ave. Woburn, MA 01801-
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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-0451
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop scaling relationships for reaction violence in the cook-off of energetic materials such as explosives or propellants. This will be accomplished by a coordinated effort consisting of data review and analysis. The anticipated results include key non-dimensional parameters that incorporate the thermo-physical, flow, thermodynamic, and kinetic properties of the material, the heating rate in terms of intensity and duration, the thermo-physical properties of the casing and liner (if any), and the strength and degree of confinement of the casing. Furthermore, scaling relationships will be developed for the violence of the reaction relating attributes such overpressure, vivacity, casing fragmentation, and travel distance of fragments to non-dimensional parameters. This scaling relationship will be used to identify practical means of compensating for the reduction of scale in the experiments. Key comparisons and success criteria will be identified to evaluate our scaling approach. The project will also identify data gaps and key tests and instrumentation to be performed in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

N. Moussa
President
7817590700
amoussa@blazetech.com

Business Contact:

Venkat Devarakonda
Vice President
7817590700
venkat@blazetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BlazeTech Corp.
29B Montvale Ave. Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 042969550
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Sandia National Labs (Alb, NM)
P.O. Box 5800 - MS 1079
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Contact: Gilbert Herrera
Contact Phone: 5052846701