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Tools for Reliable Modeling of Crack Propagation In Turbine Engine Metallic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-157-1955
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-157
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Simmetrix Inc
10 Executive Park Dr. Clifton Park, NY 12065-5630
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Tools for Reliable Modeling of Crack Propagation In Turbine Engine Metallic Components
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-5137
Award Amount: $99,904.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR will provide a flexible and expandable system for the simulation of crack propagation in structures focusing on turbine engine metallic components. The work here will build off of years of work already invested in developing such a system. The software will be designed to be easily incorporated into existing design processes by directly utilizing CAD design geometry and existing commercial finite element analysis software. The current software will be extended to incorporate probabilistic techniques for predicting component life considering variations in both component properties and operating conditions. BENEFIT: The failure of engineered structures due to propagation of cracks has caused many highly visible and costly accidents in recent years in structures ranging from bridges to aircraft. Better understanding of this failure mode and ease of evaluating the potential for such failures is critical to improving the design of a wide range of products. The software developed in this project will be specifically designed for easy integration with existing design processes to reduce unexpected failures and allow further optimization of structures to reduce weight and cost.

Principal Investigator:

Ottmar Klaas
Senior Software Engineer
(518) 348-1639
oklaas@simmetrix.com

Business Contact:

Mark Beall
President
(518) 348-1639
mbeall@simmetrix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Simmetrix, Inc.
10 Halfmoon Executive Park Drive Clifton Park, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 383337607
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No