Advanced Propellants & Energetics

Advanced Propellants & Energetics

CFDRC is currently developing a propellant design tool-kit. The tool-kit contains several high-fidelity theoretical techniques that are required for property prediction of an energetic material. When completely developed, the tool-kit will enable predicting the physical and chemical properties, such as condensed phase heat of formation, density, ignition delay, specific impulse and density impulse, of any concept energetic molecule. Use of such a tool-kit will significantly reduce the cost and time for development, and the risk of failure at the later stages of development by down selecting the high-potential candidates from a pool of concept energetic materials. The only input that the tool-kit requires is the molecular structure of the energetic molecule. The properties are computed using quantum chemistry, condensed phase theories, QSPR, Neural Network and thermochemical methods. We are also working on extending these tools for predicting the properties of energetic ionic liquids (EILs).

In addition to developing theoretical tools, CFDRC is also working on developing novel energetic materials (molecular solids, liquids, ionic liquids and salts) in collaboration with universities.

Our mission is to enable rapid screening of concepts energetic materials prior to any laboratory experiments, thereby accelerating your product development.