Simulate the Physical Response of Building Rubble at Multiple Levels of Detail

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91CRB-09-C-0102
Agency Tracking Number: A081-014-0235
Amount: $696,410.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
1169 John Sims Parkway East, Niceville, FL, 32578
DUNS: 006468131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 John Thomas
 Pricipal Engineer
 (850) 678-1581
Business Contact
 Rayna McGlockton
Title: President
Phone: (850) 678-1581
Research Institution
The Army currently has a need to model debris flyout and subsequent rubble pile generation from munition detonations in urban areas. Munitions may include various types of IEDs, artillery rounds, RPGs, and air delivered munitions. Rubble sources include building structures consisting of concrete, masonry block, mud brick, steel frame or wood frame. The Army is interested in simulating the physical interactions of flying debris with static structures and objects within a simulation and dynamic objects to include vehicles and people. The tools developed during this research will provide the ability to model physically accurate debris flyout and rubble pile generation and will allow Army simulations to create battle scenarios with higher accuracy than is currently possible. These collateral effects are currently ignored or only roughly approximated in simulated scenarios.

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