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
Contract: N00014-12-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: N102-173-0665
Amount: $743,007.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
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, -
DUNS: 061226106
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Najib Abboud
 Principal&CTO
 (212) 367-3074
 abboud@wai.com
Business Contact
 Susan Hamner
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (202) 649-2444
Email: hamner@wai.com
Research Institution
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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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