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Development of a Computational Method for Prediction of After-Burning Effect

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0426
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-002-0244
Amount: $69,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T002
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-07-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-02-28
Small Business Information
241 18th Street, South Suite 511
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Croghan
 General Associate
 (703) 413-0700
Business Contact
 Jim Hajek
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 413-0700
Research Institution
 Lawrence Livermore National Lab
 Edith Greene
P.O Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551
United States

 (925) 423-0252
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

The research objective is to develop a fully functional computational method for prediction of the after-burning effect of different fuels in a wide range of temperature, pressure, and turbulence regimes. Achievement of the objective requires understanding and modeling of key phenomena including (a) post-detonation response of the fuels, (b) near-field coupling of detonation products with particulates, (c) compressibility influences on dispersal of fuels, (d) gas-particle instability mechanisms and turbulent mixing, and (d) diffusion-limited and kinetics-limited ignition, burn and quenching mechanisms for elevated temperature, pressure and cross-flow. A predictive capability would be useful to a broad spectrum of military and non-military applications, including warhead design and lethality/vulnerability assessments. An important commercial application is avoidance of dust explosion accidents causing deaths, injuries and property damage/loss in industries as diverse as mining, agricultural grain storage and wood and plastics processing.

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