Rapid Repair Analysis Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0203
Agency Tracking Number: N061-005-0438
Amount: $149,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-005
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
ENGINEERING SOFTWARE RESEARCH & DEVELOPM
111 West Port Plaza, Suite 825, St. Louis, MO, 63146
DUNS: 859454886
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Dennison
 Senior Applications Engin
 (314) 744-5021
 randy.dennison@esrd.com
Business Contact
 Steven Rancour
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (314) 744-5021
Email: steven.rancour@esrd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A computational system is required that contains validated/certified tools and models that can be readily employed by non-FEM experts. Designers would be able to input parameters, such as panel bay spacing, boundary conditions, skin material and thickness, skin stiffness, flushness requirement, and scarf angles, while the system would automatically construct a valid finite element representation of the repair area. The system must also be capable of taking loads from larger global models and accurately applying these loads to the system-generated model. The system must be able to generate models for wing skins, fuselage skins, control surfaces, and doors. The system should also serve as a repository for completed repair projects that can be documented, referenced and shared. Finally, the system should provide the means to study, monitor, and manage the repair design process.BENEFITS: The computational system that forms the infrastructure of the Rapid Repair Analysis Tool will be scaleable and provide a framework that is easily extensible to support a variety of standard repair configurations and other classes of problems (e.g., mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, etc.). This system offers tremendous benefits to companies that seek to standardize and retain corporate design knowledge but do not have the resources to develop such tools internally. We see a definite market for this tool in both military and commercial aerospace sectors (e.g., Piper, Gulfstream, Hawker, Raytheon, etc.).

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