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CONCENTRATED FUEL SLURRIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4258
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4258
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: CONCENTRATED FUEL SLURRIES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,999.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO USE LARGE SCALE COMPUTER SIMULATION TECHNIQUES TO DEVELOP A THEORETICAL CAPABILITY FOR THE REALISTIC MODELING OF CONCENTRATED SLURRY RHEOLOGY AND STABILITY. THE IMMEDIATE APPLICATION IS THAT OF BORON/HYDROCARBON SLURRIES. WE WILL EXTEND BROWNIAN DYNAMICS TECHNIQUES TO INCLUDE THE EFFECTS OF SHEAR IN ORDER TO COMPUTE THE SLURRY VISCOSITY. CALCULATIONS PERFORMED WITHOUT SHEAR WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE DIFFUSION COEFFICIENTS AND STATIC PAIR DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS. WITH THIS INFORMATION, CLASSICAL COAGULATION THEORY WILL BE USED TO ESTIMATE SLURRY STABILITY. THE VALIDITY OF THESE COMPUTATIONAL METHODS WILL BE ESTABLISHED BY COMPARING CALCULATED RESULTS WITH EXPERIMENTAL DATA.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald wilemski
6174759030

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences Inc
Po Box 3100 - Research Pk Andover, MA 01810

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