INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL ALGORITHMS TO TREAT FRACTURE AND FRAGMENTATION: Development of Software, Based on the Truly Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (M

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0069
Amount: $729,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-061
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
81 East Main Street, Forsyth, GA, 31029
DUNS: 137402157
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zhidong Han
 Principal Investigator
 (949) 302-7888
Business Contact
 Thomas Pufnock
Title: CFO
Phone: (757) 487-1358
Research Institution
The Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) methods will be developed for solving three dimensional nonlinear dynamic problems, with large plastic deformations, to simulate metallic and brittle materials under high-speed impact loads. The general MLPG approach will be applied to the system of governing equations, including the equilibrium equations and energy conservation equations, over the local sub-domains . The nonlinear thermodynamic constitutive models and equation of state models, will be developed to describe the material responses, using the MLPG methods. The damage model will be investigated for characterizing the high-strain-rate material behavior, and for the development of fragmentation, under impact-loading. The contact algorithms, and those for crack initiation and propagation, will be developed for the explicit dynamic code, by incorporating the adaptive node refining and coarsening algorithms. The MLPG computational code will be developed for the full-scale numerical simulation of blast and penetration problems. The graphical pre and post processors will be developed and fully integrated into the high-end industry- products, which are available in the commercial market.

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