A Linked Engineering Knowledge Base Tool-Set for Textile Composite Material Forms (MSC P11G26-105)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M-5224
Agency Tracking Number: 011ML-1954
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP.
500 Office Center Drive, Suite 250, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: 075537910
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Caiazzo
 Technical Director
 (215) 542-8400
 tony@materials-sciences.com
Business Contact
 Adam Rosen
Title: Director, Business Dev.
Phone: (215) 542-8400
Email: adam@materials-sciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
It is expected that accelerated insertion of materials (AIM) will be facilitated through development of linked engineered material databases, that are capable of conducting quick virtual testing of new materials, that is supplemented by limited physicaltesting, rather than proceeding directly to complete experimental characterization. To address this need for reduced insertion time, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) proposes to develop and demonstrate computational simulation tools for quickly andreliably predicting the thermo-physical properties of textile fiber reinforced composite materials. The linked engineering knowledge base to be developed under this research program will be based on the Mathematicar style notebook interface, andconstructed like the conventional experimental building-block approach. Individual modules that simulate microstructural behavior will provide input to structured material modules whose output are macro- or structural-level properties. Generation oflimited data at any of the levels can then be expected to provide (limited) validation at other levels. In this fashion, the total amount of testing required to characterize a new textile fiber reinforced material can be reduced. Data interpretationtools, and a database function will be included. Development, validation and commercialization of this modular tool-set is the ultimate goal of this program.The leading applications for the AIM analysis tool-set to be developed and demonstrated by thisresearch are AFRL, and U.S. Air Force advanced airframe, space systems, and engine component designers. In addition to these direct applications, MSC will pursue application of the products of this research to the commercial shipbuilding and aerospacesectors, the automotive industry and the oil exploration industry.

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