Modeling Synergistic Damage Mechanisms in Combat Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F08635-02-C-0167
Award Id:
57810
Agency Tracking Number:
991XPTT-10
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
24 Thorndike St., Cambridge, MA, 02141
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617362579
Principal Investigator:
N. Albert Moussa
Technical Director
(617) 661-0700
amoussa@blazetech.com
Business Contact:
N. Albert Moussa
President
(617) 661-0700
amoussa@blazetech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"The four major threats of interest in the assessment of target vulnerability and weapon lethality are fragment impacts, blast, hydrodynamic ram and fire. DOD has been working for many years on modeling of the individual effects of each of these threats ontarget damage. The purpose of this project is to model the combined effects of multiple threats and their interactions on target damage. Such interactions have the potential to inflict damage greater than the sum of that produced by each threatindividually. We will develop engineering models of these interactions for both air and light ground vehicles. The models will include synergistic effects such as target response to the combined impact of fragments and blast, and sequential effects suchas fragment impact followed by hydrodynamic ram, then fire and thermal damage. The models will be validated against test data obtained from the literature and from a series of critical tests to be conducted during this project. The models will beintegrated with existing vulnerability assessment models to improve their predictive capabilities."

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