Understanding and Controlling Metal Fuel Deflagration Events

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1156
Agency Tracking Number: N141-072-1039
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-072
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117-1252
DUNS: 079112219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sherman
 President
 (216) 404-0053
 asherman@tervesinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: asherman@tervesinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program will investigate the ignition and combustion of engineered metal and nanocomposite particles in high pressure and heating rate conditions. Metallic and nanocomposite particles of Zr and Al and Zr-W and Al-W nanocomposite particles with various surface modifications and coatings will be tested for deflagration kinetics and combustion efficiency using standard and new techniques. In addition to shock tube and dust bomb kinetics, a ballistic compressor will be used to measure particle ignition and combustion under high pressure, high heating rate conditions similar to those encountered during blast, impact, and shock initiated deflagration events

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