Development of commercially useable codes to simulate aluminized propellant combustion, and related issues

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: F064-012-0024
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T012
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BUCKMASTER RESEARCH
2014 Boudreau Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801
DUNS: 169613234
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Buckmaster
 Principal Investigator
 (217) 621-9786
 limey@uiuc.edu
Business Contact
 John Buckmaster
Title: Owner
Phone: (217) 621-9786
Email: limey@uiuc.edu
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF ILLINOIS
 William Dick
 4324 Siebel Center
Urbana, IL, 61801
 (217) 244-7235
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to examine the necessary ingredients for the development of marketable codes which will: model the morphology of heterogeneous propellants (a packing code); calculate the thermal and mechancial properties of such a morphology or pack; simulate the combustion of the pack; predict the statistics of aluminum agglomeration on the burning pack surface; simulate the flight of these agglomerates through the chamber, after surface detachment; and calculate the performance impact of this flight.

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