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THE STORAGE AND USE OF COMBUSTILBLE LIQUIDS.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
171
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
171
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.
176 Waltham Street Watertown, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: THE STORAGE AND USE OF COMBUSTILBLE LIQUIDS.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,896.00
 

Abstract:

THE STORAGE AND USE OF COMBUSTILBLE LIQUIDS. VARIOUS SCENARIDS ARE POSSIBLE IN WHICH THE LIQUID IS ACCIDENTALLY RELEASED SUCH THAT IS CONTRACTS A HOT SURFACE RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD. THE OPTIMUM DESIGN OF APPROPRIATE SAFETY MEASURES IS SEVERELY HAMPERED BY THE FACT THAT THE THERMAL IGNITION OF LIQUIDS IS A PHENONMENON WHICH IS NOT WELL UNDERSTOOD NOR IS THERE ANY USEFUL EMPIRICAL INFORMATION ON THE PROCESS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FOCUSES ON FILLING THIS GAP IN KNOWLEDGE. THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO DEVELOP AND EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFY A MODEL OF THE HOT-SURFACE IGNITION PHENOMENON FOR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPOSHED BY CONDUCTING A COMBINED ANALYTICAL AND AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH EFFORT LEADING TO A MODEL CAPABLE OF PREDICTING THE CRITICAL IGNITION TEMPERATURE AS A FUNCTION OF DEFINABLE SYSTEM PARAMETERS. THE APPROACH TO BE FOLLOWED CONSISTS OF EXTENDING TO THE CASE OF LIQUIDS AN EXISTING IGNITION MODEL AND ESPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE WHICH HAVE PROVEN SUCCESSFUL IN DEALING WITH THE CASE OF FLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURES.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Elia P. Demetri
6179642042
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Mechanical Technology
141 California Street Newton, MA 02158

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