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Design Environment for Multi-Fidelity and Multi-Disciplinary Components

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95339
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095776
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Design Environment for Multi-Fidelity and Multi-Disciplinary Components
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC78P
Award Amount: $99,963.00
 

Abstract:

Many of the most challenging categories of propulsion system development are related to the prediction of interacting effects between the fluid loads, thermal loads, and the structural deflection. In practice, the interactions between technical disciplines are often not fully explored analytically, and the analysis in one discipline often uses a simplified representation of other disciplines as an input or boundary condition. For example, the fluid forces in an engine generate static and dynamic rotor deflection, but the forces themselves are dependent on the rotor position and its orbit. A typical design practice might involve predicting the fluid and thermal loads for various conditions and passing those estimates along for inclusion with the structural model. This practice ignores the interaction between the physical phenomena where the outcome of each analysis can be heavily dependent on the inputs (i.e., changes in flow due to deflection, changes in deflection due to fluid forces). Such a rigid design process also lacks the flexibility to employ multiple levels of fidelity in the analysis of each of the components. In this project, Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) proposes to extend two existing software tools to develop a design environment with both breadth (to cover multiple disciplines) and depth (to cover multiple levels of fidelity).

Principal Investigator:

Eric Olson
Principal Investigator
9733269920
ejo@mechsol.com

Business Contact:

Michael J. Platt
Princpal Investigator
9733269920
mjp@mechsol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981

EIN/Tax ID: 223476647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No