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Experimental and Computational Program for Slow and Fast Cookoff for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87103
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3840
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-027
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Experimental and Computational Program for Slow and Fast Cookoff for Insensitive Munitions Testing
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0076
Award Amount: $716,222.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a Phase II joint experimental and computational program to predict the behavior of heterogeneous energetic materials. Specifically the system will predict the properties and dynamics of their initiation during slow and fast cookoff experiments in fully-instrumented tests cells, allowing for spatial and temporal resolution of critical dynamic variables. The modeling and simulation 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 atomic-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- (individual crystal) scales in an integrated fashion. IllinoisRocstar LLC envisions the initial product of this effort to be IMSIM, a first-generation software product for the simulation of energetic material behavior under fast and slow cookoff. In partnership with the University of Illinois, development of the IMSIM system will provide state-of-the-art simulation and experimental characterization abilities to governmental and industrial users of energetic materials.

Principal Investigator:

Mark D. Brandyberry
VP and Chief Operating Of
(217) 766-2567
mdbrandy@illinoisrocstar.com

Business Contact:

William A. Dick
President&CEO
(217) 417-0885
wdick@illinoisrocstar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IllinoisRocstar LLC
60 Hazelwood Drive P. O. Box 3001 Champaign, IL -

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