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Numerical Modeling and Experimentation for Energetic Material Behavior


Weapons and Materials Research Directorate-FFP, Material Behavior - FFP

RO# Location
AA.30.09.B7437 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210055066


Name E-mail Phone
Banton, Rohan J 410.278.6042


This research focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of energetic response to thermal insult, which is important in the design and development of insensitive munition weapons system. It is important to understand, predict, and control the complex energetic material response for current and future munition development. Research involves tight coupling between experimental and computational work for proper development and validation of numerical models to enhance simulation capability and predictability of the overall munition behavior. The Associate will have access to DOE and in-house codes with embedded thermal ignition and deflagration models used for investigating this area of research. Access will also be granted to ARL’s world class computing resources which feature thousands of processors, with the availability of both commercial and government software along with scientific visualization toolset. The Associate will also be able to conduct experimental research at ARL facilities.


Slow cook-off; Deflagration; Energetic material; Fast cook-off; Burning; Finite element; Thermal ignition; Reaction kinetics; DSC;


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