Wasatch Molecular: Multiscale Computationally-Guided Design of Ballistic and Blast Resistant Layered Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-M-0018
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-143-0353
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-143
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Wasatch Molecular Inc.
825 North, 300 West Suite W003, Salt Lake City, UT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800580933
Principal Investigator:
Grant Smith
Director of Research and
(801) 746-9258
gdsmithwmi@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Sehee Jeong
Business Manager
(801) 712-7708
jeong@wasatchmolecular.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
A multiscale modeling approach is proposed for the development and implementation of physics-based EOS and constitutive models within a multimaterials continuum modeling framework. Accurate EOS and rate-dependent constitutive (flow, yield stress, damage) models for plate glass, PMMA and segmented elastomers will be developed based upon equilibrium and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations and will be validated through direct comparison of predicted impact behavior with experimental measurements. MD simulations will also facilitate development of improved interfacial models needed for prediction of wave propagation in multilayered materials. The material point method (MPM) will implement these models as well as improved 2- and 3-D crack propagation, fracture, failure and materials interface models, allowing for accurate numerical assessment and optimization of layered structures of various materials and geometries to resist ballistic and blast impact.

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