A Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Framework for Predicting After-Burning Effects from Non-Ideal Explosives

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0418
Award Id:
95056
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-002-0107
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T002
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
77 West 200 South, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612498220
Principal Investigator:
David Swensen
Manager, Computational Te
(801) 364-6925
swensen@reaction-eng.com
Business Contact:
Bradley Adams
President
(801) 364-6925
adams@reaction-eng.com
Research Institution:
University of Buffalo
Paul E DesJardin
402 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY, 14260
(716) 645-2593
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The primary objective of the proposed effort is to develop a validated computational tool to predict the afterburning of non-ideal munitions containing metal and hydrocarbon fuels. The activities outlined devise a well-coordinated collaboration among researchers from Reaction Engineering International (REI) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). The activities proposed will build on the previous collaboration between REI and UB in modeling and simulation of advanced computational frameworks for abnormal thermal and mechanical environments. The modeling strategy proposed includes several unique features that are important for understanding and predicting the ignition of compressible multiphase flows. These effects include both heterogeneous and homogeneous particle reactions, particle compressibility, and a turbulence modeling approach that naturally includes effects of group combustion. The modeling will be housed into a new supervisory simulation framework pioneered by REI for examining blast environments. A development plan is presented that will allow for the systematic development of this new tool starting from 2D single room (phase I) to multi-room (phase I extension) and finally to 3D configurations using a variety of explosives (phase II). It is anticipated that the final tool will be commercialized for both military and non-military customers to either design or better understand the blast loads from non-ideal explosives.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government