Design Methodology for Attaching Morphing Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0406
Agency Tracking Number: 06ST1-0055
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: ST061-005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Hermiller
 Manager, Future Systems G
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Patrick Hood
Title: President
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Research Institution
 Ralph Brown
 3100 Marine St Room 481, 572 UCB
Boulder, CO, 80309
 (303) 492-2692
 Nonprofit college or university
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) will establish the fundamental understanding of materials and mechanical interaction necessary to develop modeling capabilities and fabrication processes for fastening morphing skins. During Phase I, CRG will conduct a broad array of multidisciplinary research ranging from biological systems to emerging mechanical design methodology related to fastening. Phase I efforts will focus on demonstrating the feasibility of overcoming existing fastening challenges at boundary conditions as well as demonstrating predictive modeling capabilities. CU-Boulder will develop and validate a constitutive continuum model for use in finite element analysis (FEA) of morphing materials. Phase II will optimize and extend the fastening methodology and modeling capability to tackle more complex fastening situations beyond simple perimeter boundary conditions. The establishment of the proposed advanced fastening methodology will provide significant enhancements over existing morphing materials performance enabling orders of magnitude increase in lifecycle performance, cost, aerodynamic performance, and signature control.

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