Accession Number : ADA332613

Title :   Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Reacting Compressible Flow

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 91-28 Feb 97

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Stewart, D. Scott

PDF Url : ADA332613

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This proposal for this grant requested funds to support travel expenses for graduate students to participate in summer workshop programs and experimental research at the facilities of the Armament Directorate of Wright Laboratories at Eglin AFB. Funds were also requested to support a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to support related, theoretical research. The area of the research supported by the grant was multi-dimensional, time-dependent, reacting compressible flows. The AASERT grant was an extension of a pre-existing research program at the University of Illinois, 'Studies of Reactive Flow for the Design of Explosive Systems', funded by the Armament Directorate of Wright Laboratory, Eglin AFB, the parent award F086300-91-K-0057. The research of the parent award was directed at the engineering design of explosive systems, specifically condensed phase explosives and the use of related numerical technologies. The funds from the AASERT grant allowed students to visit shock physics experimental and range facilities and engineers at Eglin AFB in a way that would not have been possible and was not supported by any other grant. The travel funds allowed greater coordination with a parallel experimental efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory, also funded by WL/Eglin AFB. Students were able to travel and be resident with the PI (D. S. Stewart) during extended summer stays at Eglin AFB and participate in planned workshop activities. Theoretical efforts addressed detonation wave tracking strategies, some important previously unresolved issues in stability of non planar detonation flows and have had a direct impact on the research in the parent award, particularly the numerical technology and basic understanding. Six major archival papers are listed that directly used AASERT funding. Three Ph.D. dissertations were directly benefited by AASERT funding. Finally, two com

Descriptors :   *DETONATION WAVES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, WEAPONS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, STRATEGY, IMPACT, STUDENTS, REACTION KINETICS, THEORY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TRACKING, THESES, EXPLOSIVES, COSTS, COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, ENGINEERING, PLANAR STRUCTURES, TRAVEL, FLOW, WORKSHOPS, DETONATIONS, SUMMER, MONEY, ILLINOIS.

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE