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Next generation Computational Algorithms for the Virtual Testing of Military Systems for Survivability and Design Studies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: A2-1303
Amount: $749,502.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ARMY03-T03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-09-30
Small Business Information
1335 La Solana Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
United States
DUNS: 134396436
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Raul Radovitzky
 (617) 230-1259
Business Contact
 Michael Aivazis
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (626) 394-1114
Research Institution
 California Institute of Technology
 D. Meiron
1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125
United States

 (626) 395-8157
 Nonprofit College or University

This proposal is concerned with the development of an advanced three-dimensional simulation facility for the analysis of environments such as produced by high-velocity impact of kinetic energy penetrators under the Army STTR Program. This facility will enable the Virtual Testing and Design of Military Systems with increased survivability as demanded by the Army's Future Combat System (FCS) and Objective Force. Another area of application of the resulting facility will be in the analysis and design of civil and military structures with improved survivability, as required by the current and future homeland security landscape. The main deliverable of this project is a software library with functionality to address all the critical aspects of the simulation of complex phenomena in mechanics of materials, including those occurring in penetration environments and other mission-critical problems in the Army. The strategy is to develop the next generation of solid-mechanics solvers based on lagrangian formulations, incorporating the relevant physical phenomena and informed with the latest advances in mesh generation, optimization and re-generation which have been the main obstacles hindering this technology. The proposed research will advance the state of the art in computational mechanics in the areas of mesh generation, optimization and re-generation and will provide a versatile framework for simulating penetration environments as required by the next generation of simulation tools in the U.S. Army.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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