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High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-09-P-0005
Agency Tracking Number: T082-005-0011
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA082-005
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-02-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-09-04
Small Business Information
375 Hudson St FL 12, New York, NY, 10014
DUNS: 061226106
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Vaughan
 Principal
 (650) 230-0331
 vaughan@wai.com
Business Contact
 Howard Levine
Title: Principal
Phone: (650) 230-0214
Email: levine@wai.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An approach for performing high fidelity modeling for blast and progressive collapse simulations of buildings will be developed. The modeling approach will allow complete simulations of building response to be performed within several days of computing time on desktop PCs. An 'easy to use' modeling interface will also be demonstrated in this effort. All response regimes will be addressed including static preload, the direct blast phase, fragment flyout, and collapsing debris. Visualization tools developed to treat high fidelity models will be provided to look at interim and end-state of the structure. The NLFlex software and its FTS interface will be used to demonstrate the approach in this Phase I effort.

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