Failure Mode Maps for Marine Composite Structures Subjected to Blast and Ballistic Impact

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,990.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-03-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0632
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BLAZETECH CORP.
24 Thorndike St., Cambridge, MA, 02141
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617362579
Principal Investigator:
Erik Andrews
Senior Engineer
(617) 661-0700
andrews@blazetech.com
Business Contact:
N. Moussa
President
(617) 661-0700
amoussa@blazetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A methodology for determining the failure mode and failure conditions of marine composite structures subjected to blast and ballistic impact will be developed. Analytical expressions characterizing the various failure modes will be derived. Theseexpressions will include the effects of ballistic damage. Using these expressions failure mode maps will be generated. These maps will allow Navy ship designers to quickly and easily assess the failure modes and failure conditions of marine compositestructures subjected to blast and ballistic impact. This research and the resulting analysis tool will expedite the implementation of composite structures in Navy ships by allowing the blast and ballistic resistance of these structures to be quickly andeasily assessed. It also provides a framework for development of cost-effective test programs and interpretation of the test results.

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