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Non-Linear Behavior Models for Design of Carbon-Carbon Composite Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00030-16-C-0238
Agency Tracking Number: N141-082-0019
Amount: $999,633.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-082
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-08
Small Business Information
13290 Evening Creek Drive South
San Diego, CA 92128
United States
DUNS: 133709001
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Shane Flores
 (424) 277-5672
Business Contact
 Joshua Davis
Phone: (858) 480-2028
Research Institution

ATA Engineering, Inc., proposes to continue development of improved nonlinear material behavior models for the design of 3D woven carbon/carbon (C/C) composite thermal protection system (TPS) components. The Phase II project will focus on expanding and refining a C/C material modeling toolset to enable analysis of more complex geometries, multidirectional stress states, and alternative material systems. The project seeks to advance the technology to TRL 7 by demonstrating the methods in a high-fidelity environment sufficient for justifying incorporation into industry best practices. The toolset will be validated first against material test data measured from legacy replacement materials and later against the results of a planned material test campaign involving a next-generation material. Part of the proposed effort, the validation test campaign, will produce key validation points from thermo-mechanical coupon tension, compression, and shear testing of a next-generation material system(s) at temperature and provide insight into material performance under complex loading conditions. The project will also demonstrate the feasibility of using the material models in a full-scale thermo-mechanical simulation of a notional reentry structure. Lastly, the toolset (including source code and demonstration models) will be provided to Navy personnel for beta testing.

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