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Company Information:

Company Name: Engineering Software Research & Development, Inc.
City: St. Louis
State: MO
Zip+4: 63146-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.esrd.com
Phone: (636) 536-1244

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $729,801.00 10
SBIR Phase II $3,353,641.00 5
STTR Phase I $99,991.00 1

Award List:

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE FOR ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS METHODS ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Kent W. Myers
Award Amount: $49,980.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed investigation is to address software architectural issues which will facilitate the implementation of advanced finite element technology (e.g. hp-version) for parallel and distributed computationalprocessing systems and to produce a prototype software system for use in… More

PARALLEL SOLUTION METHODS FOR HP-VERSION FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xian-zhong Guo
Award Amount: $49,966.00
Abstract:
Researchers are completing a feasibility study on the development and practical application of an advanced software product designed for solving systems of simultaneous algebraic equations which arise in connection with the p- and hp-versions of the finite element method, utilizing massively… More

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF LAMINATED PLATES AND SHELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ricardo L Actis
Award Amount: $49,950.00

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF LAMINATED PLATES AND SHELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ricardo L Actis
Award Amount: $299,999.00
Abstract:
Researchers are performing a feasibility study concerning new and advanced mathematical models for the linear and non-linear analyses of laminated plates and shells. the feasibility of implementing these models into a commercial software product for thedesign and analysis of structural and… More

Analysis Software to Characterize Myocardial Mechanics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Actis
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
A prototype for a Windows-based software system that will make it possible to employ advanced mathematical modeling techniques for the characterization of the mechanical properties of the myocardium for clinical applications will be developed. The existing software product StressCheck, based on the… More

Incorporation of Analysis Enhancements of a p-Element Analysis Code Required for Implementing the Strain Invariant Failure Theory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. R. Dennison, Senior Applications Engin
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Historically, the correlation between predicted failure and actual failure of composite aircraft structures has left much to be desired. Current analytical prediction methods often over estimate or under estimate the failure load by 25% or more.Compounding the problem is that the failure location… More

Analysis Software to Characterize Myocardial Mechanics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Actis
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to develop a Windows-based software system that allows clinicians to apply advanced mathematical modeling capabilities to characterize myocardial mechanics. The prototype software developed during the Phase I project provides… More

Analysis Software to Characterize Myocardial Mechanics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Actis
Award Amount: $504,361.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to develop a Windows-based software system that allows clinicians to apply advanced mathematical modeling capabilities to characterize myocardial mechanics. The prototype software developed during the Phase I project provides… More

Incorporation of Analysis Enhancements of a p-Element Analysis Code Required for Implementing the Strain Invariant Failure Theory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy Dennison, Sr. Project Engineer
Award Amount: $1,499,309.00
Abstract:
Historically, the correlation between predicted failure and actual failure of composite aircraft structures has left much to be desired. Current analytical prediction methods often over estimate or under estimate the failure load by 25% or more. Compounding the problem is that the failure of… More

Software for the Design and Certification of Unitized Airframe Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: WASHINGTON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Ricardo L. Actis, Director, Engineering Development
Award Amount: $99,991.00
RI Contact: Barna Szabo
Abstract:
An investigation of the feasibility of commercialization of the results developed in the Center for Computational Mechanics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri under AFOSR Grant No. F49620-01-1-0074 entitled; "Mathematical and Computational Framework for a Virtual Fabrication Environment for… More

Rapid Repair Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John R. Dennison, Senior Applications Engin
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
A computational system is required that contains validated/certified tools and models that can be readily employed by non-FEM experts. Designers would be able to input parameters, such as panel bay spacing, boundary conditions, skin material and thickness, skin stiffness, flushness requirement, and… More

Warpage/Distortion in Machining 7050-T7451 Alloy Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sebastian Nervi, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Investigation of the feasibility of development of a mathematical model that will have the capability to provide machine operators with specific guidelines for efficient machining, while minimizing any distortion and warpage, is the main objective of the proposed Phase I effort. The most challenging… More

Rapid Repair Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy Dennison, Director, Business Develo
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
A computational system is required that accelerates the process of dispositioning damage to aircraft in the fleet and serves as a repository for completed repair projects that can be documented, referenced and shared. This system, which we refer to as the Rapid Repair Analysis Tool (RaRAT), will… More

Innovative Approaches for the Flaw-Tolerant Design and Certification of Airframe Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Barna Szabo, President
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
The principal objective of the proposed Phase I SBIR project is the development of a reliable predictive capability for the evaluation of flaw tolerance in metallic and composite airframe components, given part specifications, material properties, initial flaws, such as voids, inclusions,… More

Innovative Approaches to Flaw-Tolerant Design and Certification of Airframe Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Barna Szabo, President
Award Amount: $449,973.00
Abstract:
The development of a procedural and computational framework for improved prediction of damage accumulation caused by cyclic loading in metallic airframe components is proposed. This framework will be based on the idea that models formulated for the prediction of crack nucleation, i.e., for the… More

Efficient shaping or reshaping of complex 3D parts using engineered residual stress

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthew Watkins, Senior Engineer – (314) 744-8099
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Increasing emphasis on affordability of military systems has led to a number of advances in airframe production. For example, high speed machining (HSM) has made it possible to fabricate thin structures that provide improved performance. However, near-surface plastic strains induced by… More