Research and Development
M.S. Firebaugh, B.M. Rice, Y. Horie, T.M. Klapötke,
J.M. Short, R.D. Lynch, R.A. Kavetsky, D.K. Anand
CALCE EPSC Press, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2013
In most modern defence systems, energetic materials are of critical importance. Consequently, there is an active research and development program at many laboratories and universities worldwide. The CECD is involved in several aspects of this research activity. Our Energetics Science & Technology series is comprised of books reporting activities in different parts of the world. Two volumes on work in China and Central Europe have already been published, and additional volumes are in progress. The motivation for this series is to provide a comprehensive collection of information on this critical technology and identify the energetic materials research being conducted across the globe.
Topics in Energetics Research and Development is planned as a companion series. The motivation for this series is to highlight selected and recent advances and discuss relevant topics in energetics research and development (R&D).
The five individual topics presented within this inaugural edition when viewed collectively articulate the need for a coordinated and sustained effort addressing the DoD's needs and future challanges.
Some experts hold the view that all the benfit of advancements in energetic materials has been obtained, and that the opportunity for new capabilities built on energetics is behind us. We hope to provide a cogent view that in fact a new era in energetics is upon us, wherein the use of modeling and simulation will allow entirely new capabilities to be developed from first pronciples, enabling exciting new advancements which were only ideas in the past.
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Chapter 1 Future Capabilities for Energetics R&D
1.1 A National Issue
1.2 Critical Warfighting Enabler
1.3 New Horizons
1.4 Critical Workforce
1.5 Emerging Technology Surprise
Chapter 2 Systems Engineering Opportunities in the Development and Deployment of Energetic Materials
2.3 Systems Engineering Basics
2.4 Opportunity Lost
2.5 Opportunities for the Future Missile and Platform Supersystems
2.6 Path Ahead
Chapter 3 Moving Energetics Science from Empiricism to an Advanced Computation-based Analytic Scientific and Engineering Basis, Facilitating Innovation
3.2 Virtual Design of New EM
3.3 Virtual Design of Energetic Formulations
3.4 Exploration of Novel Energy Releasing Concepts Using M&S
3.5 Multiscale M&S in Energetic Systems Design
Chapter 4 Energetics in the Rest of the World
4.1 United Kingdom
4.6 South Korea
4.9 Czech Republic
Chapter 5 Energetic Materials Outside DoD
5.1 Required Effort to Develop Energetic Material Technologies
5.2 Advanced Energetic Material Requirements for non-DoD Applications
5.3 Non-DoD Organizations and Industries Using Energetics
5.4 Potential Effect of DoD Energetic Materials Support on Non-DoD Energetic Materials Use