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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
SANDIA
NATIONAL LABORATORIES

Sandia has served for more than 50 years as one of the major national defense R&D labs, starting in 1945 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of the Manhattan Project, which built the first nuclear weapons. AT&T began managing Sandia in 1949 after President Harry Truman offered the company "an opportunity to render an exceptional service in the national interest." In 1993, Lockheed Martin (then Martin Marietta) assumed
management of the Labs.

Today Sandia has two primary facilities, one in Albuquerque and one in Livermore, California. Sandia employs about 7,450 people and manage about $1.4 billion of work per year.

Sandia is funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy to design all of the non-nuclear components of the nation's nuclear weapons. Sandia also works closely with many U.S. government and industry groups to make contributions to preserve the nation's security. We constantly explore new opportunities to team with government, industry, and university partners in this mission. Sandia pursues "science and engineering with the mission in mind" — finding solutions to the nation's most challenging problems.

www.sandia.gov


Features

Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb

Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb

Sandia National Laboratories has finished eight days of testing a full-scale mock unit representing the aerodynamic characteristics of the B61-12 gravity bomb in a wind tunnel. The tests on the mock-up were done to establish the configuration that will deliver the necessary spin motion of the bomb during freefall and are an important milestone in the Life Extension Program to deliver a new version of the aging system, the B61-12.

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Magnetically stimulated flow patterns offer strategy for heat transfer problems

Sandia National Laboratories researchers discover how to harness magnetic fields to create vigorous, organized fluid flows in particle suspensions.

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Magnetically stimulated flow patterns offer strategy for heat transfer problems

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Lab Contact Info

Contact: Heather Clark
Phone: 505-844-3511
Email: hclark@sandia.gov
Locations: Albuquerque, NM / Livermore, CA

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