Automated Design and Analysis Tool for CLV/CEV Composite and Metallic Structural Components

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,892.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNL07AA14C
Award Id:
77547
Agency Tracking Number:
054662
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
45 Diamond Hill Road, Hampton, VA, 23666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883752347
Principal Investigator:
Phil Yarrington
Principal Investigator
(757) 825-0000
phil.yarrington@hypersizer.com
Business Contact:
Craig Collier
Business Official
(757) 825-0000
craig.collier@hypersizer.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The innovation of the proposed effort is a unique automated process for the analysis, design, and sizing of CLV/CEV composite and metallic structures. This developed process will permit hundreds of conceptual and preliminary design trade studies to be performed in a matter of only a few days rather than several months. This shorter time is made possible by replacing or reducing currently required experienced analyst interaction (man in the loop) with predefined knowledge based sizing templates for laminate strength and producibility optimization. Innovative virtual structural component definitions that 'float' between automatic HyperSizer to FEA iteration cycles redefine acreage surfaces areas while simultaneously including connecting bonded/bolted joints. The resulting capability will be an open architecture built within the HyperSizerREG commercial software suitable for internally integrating NASA or industry developed specialty discipline analysis codes and externally integrating HyperSizer with NASA larger design systems. This new capability will be unique in that no other commercial or non-commercial tool will have the same level of depth, breadth, accuracy, speed, verification & validation, and software robustness for performing weight prediction and reduction, structural integrity margins-of-safety reporting, and reliability prediction and improvement.

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