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Global/Local Methodology for Optimum Design of AAAV Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
46958
Program Year/Program:
1999 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
43905
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADOPTECH, INC.
2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 1204 Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: Global/Local Methodology for Optimum Design of AAAV Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,025.00
 

Abstract:

The designers of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) face a number of technical challenges which include developing methodologies for estimating the actual structural loads, predicting critical structural responses, and estimating the vehicle's reliability. In addition, the development of a design methodology for minimizing the cost and weight of the vehicle is critical to the success of the program. We propose to develop a global/local software environment for integrating design and analysis tools. Included will be tools for modeling rough terrain and blast loads, performing nonlinear finite element analysis, and estimating the reliability of the structure. ADOPTECH's university partner has considerable experience in each of these critical technological areas and will be responsible for adapting existing design and analysis methodologies as well as developing innovative new methods for use in the software environment.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Ragon

Business Contact:

Grant Soremekun
Small Business Information at Submission:

Adoptech, Inc.
2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 1204 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
215 Randolph Hall - Mail Stop 0203
Blacksburg, VA 24060
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university