An Improved Munition Container for Reduced Hazard Classification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20499
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3201 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William J. Flis
 (215) 386-4884
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop an improved multi-purpose munition container with reduced hazard classification and ability to pass the fast cook-off test. The currently rielded container, when loaded with munitions and exposed to a large fuel fire, acts as a pressure vessel to contain the product gases evloved form the buring munitions inside, until it catastrophically ruptures, with a release of fragments and possible projection of munitions. Using special materials and design features, these containers will be modified to first thermally insulate the contained munitions from the fast cook-off environment; to vent the internal pressure of evolved gases or to fail in a controlled, non-fragmenting manner; and finally, to protect the contained munitions from fragments projected by nearby detonating munitions.

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