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Air Blast & Ballistic Impact Damage Evaluation of Marine Composite Structures…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64868
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0679
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Air Blast & Ballistic Impact Damage Evaluation of Marine Composite Structures (MSC P1T11-437)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00167-05-C-0022
Award Amount: $599,948.00
 

Abstract:

U.S. Navy warships of the 21st century will likely use fiber-reinforced composites in the topside structure. As a result, enhancing resistance to high-energy blast/ballistic loading has become a priority to ensure the survivability of the composite structures. Because of the wide range of design options available with composites, analytic tools are more cost effective than a purely empirical approach. Under the proposed program, analytical and numerical models that integrate dynamic failure analysis and material models appropriate for use with composites under high-energy blast/ballistic loadings will be developed to allow ship designers to evaluate survivability design enhancements. The primary product of this program is a composite damage assessment methodology for ship structures that is based on numerical simulations validated by experiments rather than the current empirical approach. The damage assessment module would be used to generate a database of predicted damage information for a range of parameters such as projectile geometry, mass and velocity for ballistic threats, and standoff distance and charge size for blast scenarios. This database will then be used in conjunction with established scaling laws to develop rapid assessment formulas and algorithms for use in ship survivability codes such as ASAP.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony A. Caiazzo
Vice President and Techni
2155428400
tony@materials-sciences.com

Business Contact:

Judith E. Sandlin
Controller
2155428400
sandlin@materials-sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP.
181 Gibraltar Road Horsham, PA 19044

EIN/Tax ID: 232462974
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No