Development and Testing of Advanced Hybrid Energetic Material Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,683.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-10-M-0263
Award Id:
96840
Agency Tracking Number:
O092-W07-1053
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-W07
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3221 NW 13th Street, Suite A, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
090574786
Principal Investigator:
Siddharth Thakur
Senior Scientist
(352) 271-8841
st@snumerics.com
Business Contact:
Siddharth Thakur
President
(352) 271-8841
st@snumerics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of the proposed effort is to advance and test novel design ideas of hybrid explosives and accurately assess their effectiveness in delivering game changing effects. A three-pronged computational approach is proposed that consists of a microscale and a mesoscale formulation, with a tight coupling between the two. The work will have the following major components: (a) Conduct microscale simulations of particle combustion incorporating all relevant physics, including ambient shock/detonation wave, ambient turbulence, multi-component heat and mass transfer, detailed chemistry, oxide condensation, radiation, internal circulation of droplet and the oxide cap. (b) Develop accurate models of metal combustion for use in mesoscale simulations by employing the power of high performance computing to carry out a large set of well-organized microscale simulations that span the relevant parametric space. (c) Develop a computational framework to examine at the mesoscale unique hybrid explosive designs that have the potential to increase the initial blast pressure by factor two or more than what can be currently achieved.

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