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Fatigue Life Modeling & Simulation of Elastomer-Polymer Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97784
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-198-1188
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-198
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Endurica LLC
6749 SR 12 W Findlay, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Fatigue Life Modeling & Simulation of Elastomer-Polymer Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0201
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

Because of their macromolecular structure, elastomers exhibit unique behavior and require special-purpose modeling and simulation methods. Endurica has developed a patented system for the simulation of fatigue life in elastomeric materials. The fatigue life is the number of cycles that a material will tolerate before developing a crack of specified size. The analysis system embodies 10 man-years of development, and its author has received numerous awards for the work. We propose to address the subject SBIR Phase I feasibility study by applying our simulation system to a series of tasks selected to demonstrate its underlying principles and operability. The tasks will be developed around the following main themes: 1) material model definition, 2) analysis of the multiaxial, variable amplitude duty cycle occurring at a single material point, and 3) simulation of crack nucleation in a rubber component simulated via finite elements. The proposal includes the option to further demonstrate workflow feasibility by experimentally characterizing two materials following our analysis schema.

Principal Investigator:

William Mars
Founder and President
4199570543
wvmars@endurica.com

Business Contact:

William Mars
Founder and President
4199570543
nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Endurica LLC
6749 SR 12 W Findlay, OH 45840

EIN/Tax ID: 262334588
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No