Software Tool for Accurate and Rapid Load Analysis and Design of Experiments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-17-C-0147
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6964
Amount: $999,911.60
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT27
Solicitation Number: 2011.0
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-18
Small Business Information
701 McMillian Way NW, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yi Wang
 (256) 726-4915
Business Contact
 Tanu Singhal
Phone: (256) 726-4924
Research Institution
The proposed effort aims to develop a modular software tool based on data-driven reduced order modeling (ROM) techniques for accurate and rapid load analysis using data from CFD and wind tunnel tests to guide design of experiments (DoE) and expedite air and missile system development. The salient aspects of the proposed solution are: (1) mathematically formal data-driven ROMs to enable efficient data analysis; (2) novel data fusion/model updating to combine CFD and wind tunnel data to eliminate data duplication and enhance prediction accuracy; (3) adaptive sampling strategy to intelligently determine important regions in multidimensional flight parameter space to inform data collection; and (4) modular software framework to streamline data analysis and visualization processes. In the proposed effort, key components, including a data-driven ROM module, a data fusion module, an adaptive sampling engine, and a model verification and prediction module will be developed and optimized. The data-driven DoE technology will be demonstrated via multiple case studies of Army interest, in which load data will be analyzed using the developed software and its performance (e.g., accuracy, speed, reliability, and integrability) will be assessed. The software will be integrated with Army-designated CFD and wind tunnel test environment to automate the entire workflow.

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