The objective of this portfolio is to develop the fundamental scientific knowledge required to understand the dynamics of complex, heterogeneous and reactive materials for game-changing advancements in munitions and propulsion. The research areas supported by this portfolio therefore seek to discover, characterize, and reliably predict the fundamental chemistry, physics, hydrodynamics and materials science associated with the high energetics of explosives, solid propellant burning, and structural dynamics of materials subject to shock loading. The overall scope of the research in the portfolio will be accomplished through a balanced mixture of experimental, numerical, and theoretical efforts. The fundamental science of interest to this portfolio is necessary for revolutionary advances in future Air Force weapon systems and their propulsion capabilities, including increased energy density, operational efficiency, effect-based optimization, and survivability in harsh environments.
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