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Constraint-based User Interface for Integrating Geospatial Data Sources

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
47789
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-0018
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IDES
209 East Grand Avenue Laramie, WY 82070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Constraint-based User Interface for Integrating Geospatial Data Sources
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-01-C-0199
Award Amount: $650,000.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal centers on developing an improved finite element analysis for composite structures that will allow Navy designers to more accurately predict structural failure than is currently possible. Improved failure prediction capabilities will removea large part of the uncertainty associated with using advanced composite materials and hence facilitate more composite materials into Navy fleet use. Benefits of increased use of composite structures include reduced costs, lower weights, and reducedelectromagnetic signatures.The analysis approach is a microstructural based theory and associated numerical algorithm for extracting, virtually without a time penalty, the continuum stress and strain fields for the constituents (matrix and reinforcement) of a composite in the courseof a routine structural finite element analysis. Failure criteria are then applied at the constituent level. Critical components of the analysis include the ability to handle woven fabric composites exhibiting rate and temperature dependent materialbehavior.The finite element implementation of this theory is referred to as Multicontinuum Theory (MCT) which reflects the coexisting continua within a typical composite material. MCT is an enabling technology that provides the designer with a window into thestress/strain behavior of a composite structure at its most basic level, i.e., the individual constituents.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Key
V.P. MCT Research
3077662151
chris@fireholetech.com

Business Contact:

Mike Kmetz
President
3077429227
kmetzm@idesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IDES
209 East Grand Avenue Laramie, WY 82070

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