Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures (MSC P7002)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,960.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0217
Award Id:
82750
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-098-1207
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
181 Gibraltar Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
075537910
Principal Investigator:
SimonChung
Project Engineer
(215) 542-8400
simon@materials-sciences.com
Business Contact:
ThomasCassin
President
(215) 542-8400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
One critical concern in using advanced materials, such as composite materials and aluminum, in navy ship structures is their structural reliability under fire. Under a previous Navy program, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) developed a novel and sophisticated analysis system for the assessment of composite structures under fire. The opportunity under this SBIR program is to bring this system to maturity, and to verify its accuracy and applicability to the fire performance analysis of Navy ships. The package will combine: 1) state-of-the-art material models to predict material degradation of advanced materials under elevated temperatures, including material softening and material pyrolysis, as well as yielding affects of aluminum under fire, 2) established theories, such as classical lamination theory and anisotropic plate theory, to predict overall global behavior of composites for known loading situations, and 3) innovative methods to predict the behavior complex composite parts (i.e., composite joints).This SBIR program will allow MSC to turn a fire-analysis software module into a complete, stand-alone package that may be used by engineers for the rapid assessment of advanced structures under fire conditions.

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