SUBMARINE SHOCK LETHALITY STUDIES: AN OBJECTIVE APPROACH FOR LARGE STRAIN CALCULATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,971.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award Year:
1989
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
10365
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Weidlinger Associates Inc
333 - 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10001
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Drs R Atkatsch/i Sandler
 (212) 563-5200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL MATERIALS USED IN THE FABRICATION OF SUBMARINES CAN SUSTAIN LARGE STRAINS DURING THE FORMATION PROCESS CAUSED BY EXPLOSIVE LOADINGS. THE COMPUTATIONAL SOLID MECHANICS COMMUNITY HAS RECENTRLY RECOGNIZED SERIOUS SHORTCOMINGS IN CALCULATIONS USING MATERIAL MODELS IN THIS LARGE STRAIN REGION. BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CALCULATIONS IN UNDERSTANDING THE SHOCK RESPONSE OF SUBMARINES, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO CORRECT THIS DIFFICULTY. THE AIM OF THIS WORK IS TO ESTABLISH A CORRECT COMPUTATIONAL TREATMENT FOR FINITE ELEMENT ELASTO-PLASTIC SHELL ANALYSIS AND TO QUANTITATIVELY EVALUATE THE CONSEQUENCES OF IMPLEMENTING SUCH A TREATMENT INTO THE EPSA-II SOFTWARE.

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