Effects of Damage to Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: A062-068-1380
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-068
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
24 Thorndike St., Cambridge, MA, 02141
DUNS: 617362579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 N. Albert Moussa
 (617) 661-0700
Business Contact
 Venkat Devarakonda
Title: vice-president
Phone: (617) 661-0700
Email: venkat@blazetech.com
Research Institution
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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