Modeling Software and Tools for Reliability Engineering of Micro/Nano-Device Systems and Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number: A064-002-0185
Amount: $739,322.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: A06-T002
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
SIMMETRIX, INC.
10 Halfmoon Executive Park Drive, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
Duns: 012076795
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ottmar Klaas
 Senior Software Engineer
 (518) 348-1639
 oklaas@simmetrix.com
Business Contact
 Mark Beall
Title: President
Phone: (518) 348-1639
Email: mbeall@simmetrix.com
Research Institution
 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
 Richard E Scammell
 110 8th St.
Troy, NY, 12180-3590
 (518) 276-6283
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The ability to develop new generations of superior military systems and civilian products requires the use of multifunctional materials and ever smaller components for which key design parameters are associated with nano-scale constituents. The ability to understand and design these materials and components requires the application of multiscale simulation technologies that can account for interactions across many decades of spatial and temporal scales starting from the atomic scale. The goal of this project is to build on the research efforts on multiscale modeling of the past decade to develop a set of integrated computational methods and associated software components that seamlessly couples and spans multiple spatial and temporal scales needed in the simulation of systems that are subject to thermal and shock loading. To meet this goal the areas to be considered include (i) determination of the models and scale linking functions required for non-equilibrium problems subject to a combination of high speed thermal and mechanical loads, (ii) the adaptive methods needed to ensure reliability of multiscale analysis, (iii) methods to execute the massive computations required on parallel computers and (iv) verification and demonstration of the methods developed on problems of interest to the Army.

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