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Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82749
Program Year/Program:
2008 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-C-0591
Award Amount: $429,368.00
 

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 NGSS, Boeing, SIMULIA, University at Buffalo, and Virginia Tech, who will provide supporting data, solution modules, direct coupling, and expertise. The multi-faceted study consists of: 1) direct coupling between a 3D CFD fire simulator with the ABAQUS' structural solver; 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) development of an advanced GUI for fire damage assessment toolkit; 5) validation of the resulting tool using the coupon and structural data provided by NGSS and Boeing and collected from the NICOP program; and 6) commercialization of the finial Phase II software product.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Lua
Senior Principal Scientis
8603674970
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