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Meso-structure – Property – Performance Relationships in Energetic Materials

Location

Munitions Directorate, RW/Ordnance Division

RO# Location
13.45.02.B7106 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Lindsay, C. Michael c.lindsay@us.af.mil (850) 882-1543

Description

The loading and performance requirements on energetic materials for Air Force applications are becoming increasingly severe. Understanding of the processing–structure–property–performance relationships, particularly at the mesoscale, is critical to enabling the design and use of energetic materials. Several research areas are required to develop this topic experimentally, theoretically, and computationally: non-shock and shock initiation and growth of reaction/detonation; microstructural quantification and analysis, particularly of damage; material design and formulation to enhance performance and insensitivity/survivability; and pressure-strain rate-temperature dependant material properties, namely of polymers, particulate composites, and energetic materials.

 

Keywords:
High strain rate; Mechanical properties; Polymers; Survivability; Energetic materials; Mesoscale; Initiation and growth;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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