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Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82749
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-098-0648
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0218
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

A fully coupled fire simulation and thermal-mechanical response and damage prediction tool will be developed by enhancing, packaging, and integrating our existing solution modules as an add-on tool kit for a commercial finite element solver such as ABAQUS. This tool will for the first time be able to model the fluid-structure coupled response of an advanced ship structure to a fire environment and synergistic interaction of multiple failure modes and their compounding effects that contribute to the final catastrophic failure. GEM has secured commitments for technical support from Virginia Tech and the State University of New York at Buffalo, who will provide supporting data, solution modules, and expertise. The multi-faceted feasibility study consists of: 1) performance of a trade-off study between the commercially available FDS tool and our fully-coupled CFD tool for a 2D structural system; 2) enhancement of the current material characterization module by including creep and creep rupture behavior; 3) characterization of damage initiation and failure progression via a hybrid damage model; 4) implementation of these solution modules in ABAQUS via its user-defined subroutines; and 5) demonstration of the solution efficiency and accuracy based on available coupon and component test data.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Lua
Senior Principal Scientist
8603985620
jlua@gem-consultant.com

Business Contact:

Jim Lua
President
8603985620
jlua@gem-consultant.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GLOBAL ENGINEERING & MATERIALS, INC.
9 Glodfinch Terrace East Lyme, CT 06333

EIN/Tax ID: 061628123
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No