THERMAL PULSE LOADING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3914
Amount: $49,733.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
21414 68th Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR ALAN MUELLER
 (206) 872-8500
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
COMPOSITE STRUCTURES IN SPACE MAY BE SUBJECT TO SOURCE OF THERMAL ENERGY, WHICH INCLUDES X-RAYS FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND HIGH ENERGY LASER LIGHT. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR ANALYSIS TOOLS TO PREDICT THE EFFECTS OF RAPID THERMAL PULSE LOADING ON AEROSPACE COMPOSITE MATERIALS. A MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I STUDY IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY AND MAGNITUDE OF EFFORT TO DEIVER SUCH AN ENGINEERING DESIGN TOOL. THE FEASIBILITY OF THE DESIGN CODE WILL BE EVALUATED BY MODIFYING AND COUPLING EXISTING CODES; ONE THAT ANALYZES THE STRESS WAVE PRODUCED BY THE THERMAL LOAD AND ANOTHER THAT EVALUATES THE INTERACTION OF THE STRESS PULSE WITH DELAMINATIONS IN THE MATERIAL. THE LEVEL OF EFFORT TO DELIVER A SINGLE INTERGRATED DESIGN CODE CAPABLE OF ANALYZING THERMODYNAMIC PROCESSES IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES CONTAINING DELAMINATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED.

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