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
Amount:
$119,802.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911NF-04-C-0022
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0069
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-061
Small Business Information
KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS RESEARCH, LLC
3857 Birch Street, #618, Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
137402157
Principal Investigator
 Zhidong Han
 Research Engineer
 (949) 302-7888
 zdhan@ksr-llc.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Pufnock
Title: CFO
Phone: (757) 563-8140
Email: secretary@ksr-llc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the proposed research and development is to develop integrated computational algorithms, and attendant software, to treat fracture and fragmentation of brittle as well as ductile materials, using the Meshless Local Petrov Galerkin nmethod, which is a new pardigm in computational mechanics. The object of Phase I is to develop a three-dimensional code based on the MLPG method. The code will be thoroughly validated through simulations of static and dynamic problems for which analytical and other numerical solutions exist. These problems include: The Boussinesq problem; The Eshelby problem; The problem of non-planar three-dimensional fatigue crack growth in an elastic-plastic solid; and The dynamic Hertzian contact problem

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