Effects of Damage to Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-07-C-0017
Award Id:
77300
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-068-1380
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.Moussa
President
(617) 661-0700
amoussa@blazetech.com
Business Contact:
VenkatDevarakonda
vice-president
(617) 661-0700
venkat@blazetech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Because of their high strength to weight ratio, composite materials are being increasingly used to replace metals in current combat vehicles, particularly for armor and structural applications. This trend will continue into the future as requirements become more stringent. Of particular concern for the Army is the effect that damage to the composite has on its vulnerability within a combat environment. In this project we propose to develop an engineering model of the residual strength and modal response of damaged composite plates through an approach that coordinates and integrates results from analytical models, finite element simulations and testing.

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