Methods to Direct and Focus Blast

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$499,996.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8651-06-C-0130
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-153-3276
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-153
Small Business Information
WILFRED BAKER ENGINEERING, INC
3330 Oakwell Court, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX, 78218
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
112552104
Principal Investigator
 Kelly Thomas
 Senior Principal Engineer
 (210) 824-5960
 kthomas@bakerrisk.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Harris
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (210) 824-5960
Email: aharris@bakerrisk.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The primary objective of the proposed work is to develop and demonstrate methods to control the blast loading produced on internal surfaces within an enclosure due to a fuel-air explosion within the enclosure. This will be a direct extension of the work already carried out and currently ongoing under Phase I, in which fuel-air explosion blast load focusing via control of flammable cloud shape and ignition source location/timing has been demonstrated. A secondary objective of the proposed work is to refine and extend the methods developed in Phase I for the focusing of external fuel-air explosion blast loads. The bulk of this work would be performed via numerical analysis, using WBE's in-house computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer code, the Blast Wave Target Interaction (BWTI) simulation package. Medium-scaled vapor cloud explosion tests would be performed as part of the proposed work to demonstrate the methods defined for blast load control and to validate the numerical model for this application. Although not an explicit objective of the proposed work, the BWTI simulation package will be improved as a result of the proposed work.

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