Optimization of Weight Including Damage Scenarios

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CB24P
Agency Tracking Number: 075615
Amount: $99,607.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2161 Gundry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA, 90755-3517
DUNS: 133626544
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Myles Baker
 Principal Investigator
 (562) 981-7797
Business Contact
 Kevin Roughen
Title: Director
Phone: (562) 981-7797
Email: keivn.roughen@m4-engineering.com
Research Institution
M4 Engineering proposes to develop a method of incorporating several analyses into one process and then optimizing the structure. This method will allow for significant weight savings of structural compoents by incorporating analyses for damage tolerance, and durability in the design phase. Damage tolerance analyses, especially, have been difficult to iterate on since it has been time consuming to create models of each damage condition. The proposed method will be a highly efficient and useful method in reducing weight of structures.

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