Advanced Blast Packaging Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0260
Agency Tracking Number: N045-015-0388
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: N04-T015
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Duns: 602374951
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Patterson
 Director, Research
 (520) 573-6300
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Research Institution
 Penn State University
 Robert Killoren
 101 Hammond Bldg
University Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 865-1804
 Nonprofit college or university
Advanced Ceramics Research Inc., (ACR) will collaborate with Professor Ted Krauthammer Director, Protective Technology Center, Penn State University, to screen materials, design and validate a ballistic vessel capable of safely containing detonation of a 2000lb bomb for a minimum container mass and size. This proposal will assess new technologies and new state-of-the-art materials, and through a thorough understanding of the technology and challenges that the problem presents, optimize the overall design and materials configuration to achieve detonation confinement with the minimum mass. The performance of new energy adsorbing ceramics will be integrated with light weight ballistic composites capable of blast containment. Aspects of shrapnel containment will be addressed through the integration of capture/defeat mechanisms and modeling will be used to predict the shock and gas pressure magnitudes and durations. A structural dynamics model will be used to perform parametric studies on the response of different design configurations thereby optimizing the materials configuration to provide minimum vessel mass.

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