Fire Simulation and Residual Strength Prediction Tool for Aluminum Ship Structures During and After Fire: Constitutive Models and Residual Strength Mo

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$743,007.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-12-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-173-0665
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-173
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
375 Hudson St FL 12, New York, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061226106
Principal Investigator:
Najib Abboud
Principal&CTO
(212) 367-3074
abboud@wai.com
Business Contact:
Susan Hamner
Contracts Manager
(202) 649-2444
hamner@wai.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
A constitutive and structural FEM module for simulation of the structural response of Aluminum ships to fire effects and assessment of their residual strength is proposed. This module is intended as part of a larger multiphysics fire simulation platform to address the Navy's need for aluminum ships. The module is based on a viscoplastic material model which was shown to be more accurate and effective than the Dorn-Harmathy Arrhenius type creep model. The module will be validated against experimental data and released as an Abaqus module.

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