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The mixing of the ingredients of energetic materials can be a challenge when the volume fraction of the solids approaches the maximum packing fraction of the solid phase or when there are ingredients which impart gel-like characteristics. Mixed energetic formulations can be shaped into grains using casting, loading, or extrusion through dies. In roll-driven operations, such as calendering, roll milling, and continuous shear roll-milling processes, the energetic material is pressurized and forced into the nip region between two rolls rotating at the same or different speeds. The numerical simulation source codes can be used to track nondiffusive tracer particles and generate measures of mixedness. Casting is a process in which molten target material flows by gravity or another force into a mold where it solidifies in the shape of the mold cavity. The application of the coating onto energetic particles generally occurs via the use of polymers that are dissolved in appropriate solvents.
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Mezger, M. J., Tindle, K. J., Pantoya, M., Groven, L. J., & Kalyon, D. M.