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Innovative Approaches to the Automated Simulation of Aircraft Structural Joints…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85117
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-002-0047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NextGen Aeronautics
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA 90505-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Innovative Approaches to the Automated Simulation of Aircraft Structural Joints in Structural Analysis Models
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0351
Award Amount: $69,928.00
 

Abstract:

While there have been tremendous technological improvements in meshing technology in current commercial pre-processors, there is a gap in assembling meshed components. Engineers can usually mesh single parts with relative ease but the steps involved in identifying, cleaning up and modeling assembly features such as small tooling holes, washers, contact surfaces, and lugs consume a disproportionate amount of time and the subsequent step of generating connections and assembling meshed parts is both time consuming and is usually approximated to simulate the load transfer between the assembly parts. An innovative approach that focuses on utilizing assembly features in an advanced simulation framework is proposed. The research will demonstrate advanced techniques for assembly modeling early is in the design cycle to mitigate costs associated with costly retrofits and/or program delays.

Principal Investigator:

Adarsh Pun
Principal Investigator
3106268653
apun@nextgenaero.com

Business Contact:

Zoltan Feher
Manager, Contracts
3106268384
zfeher@nextgenaero.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEXTGEN AERONAUTICS
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 030404178
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0
La Jolla, CA 92093
Contact: Carlos D. Molina
Contact Phone: (858) 534-0247
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university