Automated Intelligent Simulation of Aircraft Structural Joints

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0257
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-002-0262
Amount: $69,291.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T002
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
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
Business Contact
 Mark Beall
Title: President
Phone: (518) 348-1639
Research Institution
 Richard E Scammell
 100 8th St
Troy, NY, 12180-3590
 (518) 276-6283
 Nonprofit college or university
The analysis of structural assemblies in aircraft requires careful consideration of the simplifications used in building the analysis models. Although using simplified analysis models has the benefit of reducing the time and cost of the analysis, they are only appropriate to use when the simplifications are valid. This project will provide automated tools that will both reduce the time to set up more detailed structural assembly models, through automated model and mesh generation, and will allow the evaluation of the appropriateness of the models used with appropriate consideration given to the behavior of structural joints.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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