Mitigation of Blast Injuries through Modeling and Simulation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$468,262.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-13-C-0225
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-001-1828
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-001
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
PO Box 781607, San Antonio, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
618026491
Principal Investigator:
David Stevens
Senior Principal
(512) 380-1988
dstevens@protection-consultants.com
Business Contact:
Kirk Marchand
Managing Principal
(512) 380-1988
kmarchand@protection-consultants.co
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) will use the results of the Phase I numerical analyses of armored tactical vehicles subjected to landmine detonation to further explore, develop, and validate state-of-the-art numerical modeling and simulation (M & S) tools and techniques. In Phase I, PEC identified the key technical issues, which include the high loading rate behavior of materials and bolted and welded connections, human surrogate modeling, and load predictions for landmines. These issues will be examined in more detail, through a combination of experimental and analytical approaches. The resulting data and improved models will be combined into an overall modeling and analysis procedure that is applied to two vehicles designated by the sponsor. Live fire and field data for these vehicles will be obtained and used to modify and validate the modeling procedures. The key metrics will be the occupant injuries, overall vehicle response, and local deformations. The entire modeling process will be transitioned to the Marine Corps, through development of training materials such as reports, computer exercises, and tutorials. The final product will allow the Marine Corps and other DoD activities to successfully assess the effects of design changes for reducing injuries and improving vehicle performance in land mine attacks.

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