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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00167-03-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: N031-0632
Amount: $69,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
24 Thorndike St., Cambridge, MA, 02141
DUNS: 617362579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Erik Andrews
 Senior Engineer
 (617) 661-0700
 andrews@blazetech.com
Business Contact
 N. Moussa
Title: President
Phone: (617) 661-0700
Email: 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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