USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Rapid Repair Analysis Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77063
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-005-0438
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENGINEERING SOFTWARE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INC.
111 West Port Plaza, Suite 825 St. Louis, MO 63146 3146
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Rapid Repair Analysis Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0384
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 contain validated/certified analysis methods, both closed-form and FEA-based, that can be readily employed to design a repair for a given location on the aircraft and type of damage. The complexities of aircraft structure and uniqueness of damage creates a formidable challenge to develop a comprehensive tool that standardizes the repair design process. However, rapid advances in computer aided engineering (CAE) technology in the last decade make it possible to achieve substantial improvements in reliability and efficiency. For standardized stress analysis procedures, closed-form solutions can be replaced by FEA-based solutions providing a more accurate solution of the real problem. The benefits of this transition are; reduced reliance on physical testing, increased productivity, avoidance of unnecessary replication of analysis, and preservation of best practices.

Principal Investigator:

Randy Dennison
Director, Business Develo
3147445021
randy.dennison@esrd.com

Business Contact:

Barna Szabo
President / CEO
3147445021
barna.szabo@esrd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENGINEERING SOFTWARE RESEARCH & DEVELOPM
111 West Port Plaza, Suite 825 St. Louis, MO 63146

EIN/Tax ID: 431517896
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No