Gurney energy characterization at the lab-scale
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Opportunity Description

One post-doc research appointment is available. Candidate should have received a PhD in engineering, mechanical engineering, or related discipline. Investigate and develop a novel experimental technique for the characterization of an energetic material's Gurney energy using laboratory-scale (i.e., gram-range) charges. Gurney energy characterization methods currently require kilograms of energetic material and are ill-suited towards the development of novel insensitive energetic formulations. A laboratory-scale-based technique, however, would permit these formulations to be characterized early on in their development without the need for scale-up processes. Experiments would utilize streak and high-speed framing cameras in addition to Photon Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) instrumentation. Initial experiments would utilize well-characterized energetic materials to establish method validation with later research extending the technique to novel insensitive energetic formulations. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens only. Click here for more information

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