Total Fatigue Life Assessment of Complicated Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0310
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-006-0321
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T006
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
2845 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ, -
DUNS: 627888675
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ali Boufelfel
 Sr. Scientist
 (520) 561-5724
 boufelfel@gertechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Ibrahim Guven
Title: Vice President
Phone: (520) 261-1426
Email: iguven@gertechnologies.com
Research Institution
 The University of Arizona
 Erdogan Madenci
 1230 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85721-
 (520) 621-6113
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Based on the foregoing, the goal of this proposed project is to develop a novel methodology based on the peridynamic (PD) theory to predict fatigue life of aerospace structures with high fidelity. A new fatigue model will be implemented in PD framework. The model and its implementation in PD will be validated against experimental measurements. A pre- and post- processor with a graphical user interface will be developed under widely distributed commercial FE software. When complete, this approach will enable the designers/engineers to consider complex component geometries under various loading conditions while accounting for multiple cracks exhibiting complex patterns forming non-planar 3-D surfaces.

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