High-Fidelity Residual Strength and Life Prediction Tool for Adhesively Bonded Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0213
Agency Tracking Number: N121-042-1008
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-042
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
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
 Senior Scientist
 (520) 829-7655
 boufelfel@gertechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Ibrahim Guven
Title: Vice President
Phone: (520) 261-1426
Email: iguven@gertechnologies.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The Phase I effort will establish the validity, merit and feasibility of the proposed project to address bonded joint configurations under general mechanical and thermal loading while including the presence of process dependent critical material properties such as fracture toughness for the adhesive and adherent-adhesive interface. The proposed methodology will provide the information necessary to support the design, analysis, and verification testing of composite bonded joints with both existing unrepaired damage and a parametric range of repair configurations. This effort will serve as the foundation for the Phase II development effort. As described in the technical plan, the technology will be demonstrated on applications of particular interest to the NAVY. The prototype analysis tool will be provided to the NAVY for their own use.

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