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A Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Framework for Predicting After-Burning Effects from Non-Ideal Explosives

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-15-C-0161
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-002-0107a
Amount: $512,990.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T002
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-14
Small Business Information
746 E Winchester Street
Murray, UT 84107
United States
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HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Swensen
 VP Technology Development
 (801) 364-6925
Business Contact
 David Swensen
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (801) 364-6925
Research Institution
 University at Buffalo
 Mary Kraft
Sponsored Projects Services 402 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
United States

 (716) 645-2634
 Nonprofit College or University

The objective of the proposed Phase II STTR effort is to develop a validated computational tool to predict the afterburning of non-ideal munitions containing metal and hydrocarbon fuels. The activities outlined devise a well-coordinated collaboration among researchers from Reaction Engineering International (REI) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). The activities proposed will build on the previous collaboration between REI and UB in modeling and simulation of advanced computational frameworks for abnormal thermal and mechanical environments. The modeling strategy proposed includes several unique features that are important for understanding and predicting the ignition of compressible multiphase flows. These effects include both heterogeneous and homogeneous particle reactions, particle compressibility, and a turbulence modeling approach that naturally includes effects of group combustion. The modeling will be housed into a new supervisory simulation framework pioneered by REI for examining blast environments that includes support for complex geometries and a variety of explosives. It is anticipated that the final tool will be commercialized for both military and non-military customers to either design or better understand the blast loads from non-ideal explosives.

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