Combined Analytical and Experimental Approaches to Rotor and Dynamic Component Stress Predictions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0184
Agency Tracking Number: N081-021-0561
Amount: $749,811.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-021
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
7600A Leesburg Pike, Suite 204, West Building, Falls Church, VA, 22043
DUNS: 010983174
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chance McColl
 Director of Engineer - Ma
 (770) 516-7750
Business Contact
 G. Bradfield
Title: Director of Engineer - Ma
Phone: (703) 237-1300
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to combine analytical modeling and experimental data to dramatically improve the accuracy of predictions for individual blade loads and stresses in dynamic components. The overall proposed approach can be summarized as follows: 1) An iterative load/strain convergence analysis toolkit is developed that combines measured rotor loads data with numerical modeling techniques to improve loads predictions across broad flight regimes. 2) A sensor/measurand optimization is performed, wherein the required set of measurands (type and hierarchy) are defined. 3) A system degradation analysis is performed to determine the effects of loss of measurement on the analysis. 4) the proposed procedure is validated by performing well-controlled laboratory experiments.

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