Desktop Software for First Order Approximations of the Effects of Blast and Ballistic Impact on Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,969.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-12-C-6511
Agency Tracking Number:
N113-173-0282
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N113-173
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
SURVICE Engineering Company
4695 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
035414697
Principal Investigator:
James Walbert
Subject Matter Expert
(703) 221-7370
jim.walbert@survice.com
Business Contact:
Jeffrey Foulk
President and CEO
(410) 273-7722
jeff.foulk@survice.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
A fast, simple, desktop software tool that can predict, with a high degree of certainty, the effects of blast and ballistic events on ground combat vehicles is proposed. This effort builds upon past performance on and present work with advanced survivability algorithms to create a simple software interface that allows rapid user modeling and simulation to execute the necessary multiple iterations. Phase I efforts will focus on creating an integrated desktop software tool that will enable efficient calculation of (1) V50/VXX, and penetration effects of various projectiles in armor; (2) Crater dimensions from charge weight; (3) Pressure and impulse time histories for surface bursts; (4) Two dimensional blast forces with reflected pressure, impulse histories, and three dimensional plots and animations of the blast; (5) Exterior ballistics data; and (6) Plate deflection for homogenous materials, likelihood of plate fracture, and response of a virtual accelerometer anywhere within a modeled structure. Subsequent Phase II program efforts would optimize software performance, and verify and validate the desktop software using existing unclassified ballistic test data to specified performance levels.

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