Processing Methodology for Reactives Enhanced Munitions
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AbstractACR will develop strong tailored composite polymer formulations capable of energy release as needed for a range of structural applications. Materials developed under the Phase I effort (Fibrous Monolith formulations of iron oxide/aluminum, bismuth oxide/aluminum, Teflon/aluminum) will be used as a foundation with specific strength and density targets for intended applications. The initial effort will focus on development of a strong composite system, capable of meeting the structural requirements for gas gun testing, UAV components, and hollow cylinders for airburst applications. The balance of the effort will include modeling the architecture for enhanced strength, improving the energetic activity of the reactive systems, investigation and development of initiation systems for composite layed-up and bulk composites, evaluation of the total energy available using x-ray flash photography and calorimetric measurements. Once characterizations of reactivity and strength development have been completed the fabrication of components will be pursued. Thorough understanding of the influences the materials, processes, additives, forming and layup along with modeling of the structures will allow ACR to manufacture components that meet or exceed the required strengths and densities for the planned components.
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