THE STORAGE AND USE OF COMBUSTILBLE LIQUIDS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,896.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
171
Agency Tracking Number:
171
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology (Currently Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.)
141 California Street, Newton, MA, 02158
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Elia P. Demetri
(617) 964-2042
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE STORAGE AND USE OF COMBUSTILBLE LIQUIDS. VARIOUS SCENARIDS ARE POSSIBLE IN WHICH THE LIQUID IS ACCIDENTALLY RELEASED SUCH THAT IS CONTRACTS A HOT SURFACE RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD. THE OPTIMUM DESIGN OF APPROPRIATE SAFETY MEASURES IS SEVERELY HAMPERED BY THE FACT THAT THE THERMAL IGNITION OF LIQUIDS IS A PHENONMENON WHICH IS NOT WELL UNDERSTOOD NOR IS THERE ANY USEFUL EMPIRICAL INFORMATION ON THE PROCESS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FOCUSES ON FILLING THIS GAP IN KNOWLEDGE. THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO DEVELOP AND EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFY A MODEL OF THE HOT-SURFACE IGNITION PHENOMENON FOR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPOSHED BY CONDUCTING A COMBINED ANALYTICAL AND AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH EFFORT LEADING TO A MODEL CAPABLE OF PREDICTING THE CRITICAL IGNITION TEMPERATURE AS A FUNCTION OF DEFINABLE SYSTEM PARAMETERS. THE APPROACH TO BE FOLLOWED CONSISTS OF EXTENDING TO THE CASE OF LIQUIDS AN EXISTING IGNITION MODEL AND ESPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE WHICH HAVE PROVEN SUCCESSFUL IN DEALING WITH THE CASE OF FLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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