Ship Engineering Framework for Integrated Rapid Design & Multidisciplinary Analyses

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$495,237.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-05-C-0341
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-024-0110
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-T024
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TECHNOSOFT INC.
11180 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH, 45242
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
868140278
Principal Investigator:
Adel Chemaly
President
(513) 985-9877
adel.chemaly@technosoft.com
Business Contact:
Nari Ramabadran
Business Manager
(513) 985-9877
nari.ramabadran@technosoft.com
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
Neil Morimoto
320 Panama Street
Stanford, CA, 94305
(650) 723-5349
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Ship engineering is an iterative process requiring multi-user and multidisciplinary collaboration at various stages of the design cycle from the early concept to the final detailing stages. This process follows a design spiral, as the requirements from each discipline are addressed sequentially. Although the research community has developed many computational tools for analysis in each individual discipline, the interaction across the disciplines is limited and often manual. Integrating the design and analysis processes at all stages of the engineering cycle and across all disciplines would bring about a revolution in the ship industry. Development of an engineering framework for rapid design, multi-physics analysis, and optimization of naval ships is proposed. It will support a modular and object-oriented architecture incorporating rule-based design, finite element analysis modeling with feature-based parametric meshing, multidisciplinary analysis process automation, design exploration and optimization, and workflow product and process data management. It integrates the design and analysis processes through all stages of the engineering process and across all disciplines and subsystems. The proposed multidisciplinary computational modeling framework will reduce computational time and cost of Navy platform designs and introduce analysis at an early stage of the engineering process while increasing the reliability of these numerical methods.

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