THE CAPABILITIES OF STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE AREAS OF RHEOLOGY, STRUCTURE FORMATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF CONTINUOUS PROCESSING OF ENERGETICS AND RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT-GENERATION OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS
Stevens Institute of Technology has been funded continuously in the area of rheology, structure formation, and mathematical modeling of continuous processing of energetic materials since 1985. Various specialized rheometers were built and comprehensive mathematical models and 3-D FEM based simulation source codes were prepared to allow continuous processing of energetic materials under predictable and safe conditions and for the design and fabrication of novel dies and extruders. These comprehensive capabilities will be reviewed and ramifications of these capabilities to the development of the next-generation additive manufacturing capabilities for energetic materials will be elucidated.
DR. DILHAN M. KALYON holds the Institute Professor Chair at Stevens Institute of Technology and is affiliated jointly with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science and Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Biomedical Engineering. He is also the Founding Director of the Highly Filled Materials Center at Stevens since 1989. He has received the International Research award of Society of Plastics Engineers (2008), the Thomas Baron award in fluid-particle systems of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2008), an Honorary M. Eng. degree, honoris causa (1994) and the Davis Memorial award for Research Excellence (2009) from Stevens Institute of Technology, the Founder's award of JOCG Continuous Extrusion and Mixing Group (2004), and various fellowships including the DuPont Central Research and Development Fellowship (1997), Exxon Education Foundation Fellowship (1990) and Unilever Education Fellowship (1991). He was elected Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (2004) and Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (2006).