METAL ACCELERATION BY MULTI-POINT INITIATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$74,913.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9632
Agency Tracking Number:
9632
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3201 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard M West
(215) 386-4884
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IN THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF MULTI-POINT INITIATED WARHEAD SYSTEMS CURRENT WORK CENTERS ON FULL-SCALE TESTING OF WARHEADS AND ON THREEDIMENSIONAL HYDROCODE SIMULATION. RECENTLY AT DYNA EAST DEVELOPMENT OF SIMPLE ANALYTICAL MODELS WAS INITIATED TO PROVIDE FIRST-CUT DESIGN TOOLS AND PERFORM PARAMETRIC SENSITIVITY STUDIES. ALL DESIGN TOOLS SUFFER FROM A LACK OF ACCURACY IN PREDICTING THE MACH INTERACTION AND METAL ACCELERATION DUE TO A NON-UNIFORM PRESSURE FIELD. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A SIMPLE EXPERIMENTAL METHOD FOR ANALYZING THE MACH INTERACTION AND METAL ACCELERATION BY NON-UNIFORM PRESSURE FIELDS IN EXPLOSIVES. A COSTEFFICIENT APPROACH WITH WIDE APPLICABILITY WILL BE SOUGHT SO ALL IMPORTANT EFFECTS CAN BE STUDIED. THE DATA GENERATED FROM THE EXPERIMENTS WILL PROVIDE A MEANS FOR EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF ANALYTICAL PREDICTIVE TOOLS.

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