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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL07AA14C
Agency Tracking Number: 054662
Amount: $599,892.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
45 Diamond Hill Road, Hampton, VA, 23666
DUNS: 883752347
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Phil Yarrington
 Principal Investigator
 (757) 825-0000
 phil.yarrington@hypersizer.com
Business Contact
 Craig Collier
Title: Business Official
Phone: (757) 825-0000
Email: craig.collier@hypersizer.com
Research Institution
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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