One of the Army’s top readiness priorities is the development of long-range, precision-fire capability that maintains its dominance in range, munitions, and target acquisition. Energetic materials with improved performance characteristics are part of this strategy. However, the design-to-concept phase for these novel materials takes a significant amount of time, which delays the start of critical testing.
HPCMP computing power and simulation capabilities allowed the Army to speed-up the early phases of composite energetic material development by enabling virtual screening, design, and assessment. Incorporating physics-based models allowed the client to minimize the number of tests used in current development procedures and shorten the development time of fielding optimally performing energetics. This saves money and creates a safer testing process.