High Frequency Elastic Analysis Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,937.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0045
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-156-0903
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-156
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Mechmath LLC
14530 Bluebird Trail, Prior Lake, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
012796715
Principal Investigator:
Svetlana Kovinskaya
President
(952) 402-9642
mechmath@mechmath.com
Business Contact:
Eduard Amromin
Director
(952) 402-9642
amromin@aol.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The modern underwater vehicle hull is comprised of a fluid-loaded polymer coating attached to a rib-stiffened plate. Knowing the structural response of such a system is important for design and evaluation of hull coatings and embedded sensors in these coatings. The main goal of this project is a development of analytical methods and a software package for a transitioning model applicable for high frequency and wave number regimes for fully elastic structures. Our model is based on the development presented in the paper of Hull and Welch (J. of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 329, 20, p. 4192-4211) and in an essence is a three-dimensional analytical model of a fluid-loaded acoustic coating attached to a rib-stiffened plate. The project is aimed to develop a standard tool for evaluation of hull coatings and embedded sensors in these coatings. Validation problems to ensure the method and program are both working properly will be considered. The tools developed under this effort should find a wide variety of uses for modeling of fully elastic structures when conventional finite element methods fail.

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