Fatigue Life Modeling & Simulation of Elastomer-Polymer Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0201
Agency Tracking Number: A093-198-1188
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-198
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Endurica LLC
6749 SR 12 W, Findlay, OH, 45840
DUNS: 021297238
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Mars
 Founder and President
 (419) 957-0543
Business Contact
 William Mars
Title: Founder and President
Phone: (419) 957-0543
Email: nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Research Institution
Because of their macromolecular structure, elastomers exhibit unique behavior and require special-purpose modeling and simulation methods. Endurica has developed a patented system for the simulation of fatigue life in elastomeric materials. The fatigue life is the number of cycles that a material will tolerate before developing a crack of specified size. The analysis system embodies 10 man-years of development, and its author has received numerous awards for the work. We propose to address the subject SBIR Phase I feasibility study by applying our simulation system to a series of tasks selected to demonstrate its underlying principles and operability. The tasks will be developed around the following main themes: 1) material model definition, 2) analysis of the multiaxial, variable amplitude duty cycle occurring at a single material point, and 3) simulation of crack nucleation in a rubber component simulated via finite elements. The proposal includes the option to further demonstrate workflow feasibility by experimentally characterizing two materials following our analysis schema.

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