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Pulmo: An Underwater Blast Lung Computational Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH22C0078
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0686
Amount: $1,099,983.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA211-003
Solicitation Number: 21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-12-07
Small Business Information
700 N. Brand Blvd. Suite 700
Glendale, CA 91203-1111
United States
DUNS: 055775803
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joe Magallanes
 (818) 240-1919
Business Contact
 Zachery Smith
Phone: (818) 240-1919
Research Institution

Karagozian and Case, Inc. (K&C) and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL) propose to extend a Phase I prototype of a computational model and end-user software to model of the human lung as it responds to underwater blast insults. The computational model is fully resolved in the both space and time, exhibits high-fidelity material models and computational domains for the air, water, and the lung tissues, can model or accept input UNDEX pressure time-histories (including those obtained from experiment pressure records), and has physical parameters that account for the essential physics and physiological variables. In this proposal, K&C and JHU-APL propose to extend the computational model to an complete upper torso model that incorporates other anatomical structures essential to model the physics and physiological injury phenomena at sizes accurate to a 50th percentile male, validate it with UNDEX experiments, and enhance the end-user software.

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