Advanced Blast Packaging Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0261
Agency Tracking Number: N045-015-0001
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: N04-T015
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10814 Preservation View Dr, Suite 205, Tampa, FL, 33626
Duns: 138122069
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Akbar G Fard
 Principal Scientist
 (813) 855-8919
Business Contact
 Akbar Fard
Title: President
Phone: (813) 855-8919
Research Institution
 Southwest Research Institute
 Scott Mullin
 6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX, 78238
 (210) 522-2340
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Advanced Materials Technology, Inc responds to the Navy need to develop novel blast packaging materials that will contain blast effects of an accidentally detonated weapon, namely MK84 bomb. The container should be lightweight and strong for ease of handling and must meet shipboard fire, smoke, and toxicity requirements. We propose to develop a highly innovative and lightweight container structure that will meet the desired requirements. The novel blast packaging design will incorporate two essential principles, namely energy (shock) absorption and fragment containment. The design goals can be accomplished via several layers of different materials, each performing a separate function. Moreover, we shall perform a numerical simulation of the detonation of a MK84 bomb to define parameters required for blast containment, in particular: (1) tensile and compression properties of new materials such as modulus, strength, elongation at high strain rates, (2) container configuration such as thickness and diameter of container, and (3) layer configuration in multi-layer container structure. The simulation study will help us guide the development of unique materials and design configuration to meet program objectives. Once the feasibility of the proposed concept is demonstrated in Phase I, we shall scale-up the proposed technology in the Phase II program.

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