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Development of Real-Time Dynamic Super-Element Partitioning

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77620
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80987S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHA STAR
5150 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY SUITE # 650 LONG BEACH, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Development of Real-Time Dynamic Super-Element Partitioning
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84658
Award Amount: $749,998.00
 

Abstract:

The ever-increasing size of computational structural mechanics (CSM) simulations in energy and other key national industries imposes a pressing need for commensurate increases in computational speed, in order to keep costs and computation times in check. This project will develop an innovative approach to ultra-large-scale CSM simulations and ultra-high speed computing. Phase I developed algorithms for computational structural modeling and simulation on non-Von Neumann computer architectures. A perturbation/trade study analysis showed that computation times could be reduced by 2 to 3 orders of magnitude. Phase II will use real-time, dynamic, super-element forced partitioning to enhance the high-performance computing approach developed in Phase I. Robust software will be developed for ultra-rapid evaluation of ultra-large scale structural problems, using parallel processing software and field programmable gate array (FPGA) chips. A unique single-element formulation for closely solving the stress field in the region of a circular hole in a tension loading will be developed and demonstrated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new simulation approach should provide powerful, affordable software for the rapid analysis of ultra-large-scale engineering problems. For example, the technology should greatly reduce the excessive times/costs currently associated with configuration changes and design analyses of automotive and aerospace vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Abdi
Dr
5629851100
fabdi@alphastarcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kay Matin
Dr
5629851100
kmatin@alphastarcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Alpha Star Corporation
5199 East Pacific Coast Highway Suite 410 Long Beach, CA 90804

EIN/Tax ID: 954246890
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No