Analysis Tools for Composite Laminate Material Properties Prediction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-14-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5403
Amount: $999,425.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-081
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
13290 EVENING CREEK DRIVE SOUTH, Suite 250, San Diego, CA, 92128
DUNS: 133709001
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Jayson
 Senior Project Engineer
 (858) 480-2037
Business Contact
 Ronan Cunningham
Title: Director, New Tech. Dev.
Phone: (858) 429-9835
Research Institution
ATA Engineering, Inc. proposes to advance the current state-of-the-art composite analysis techniques to predict laminate properties from limited ply-level material property data with an innovative approach to composite failure analysis. The SBIR will develop a stochastic approach to address strength-parameter variability, combined with a three-dimensional progressive failure model to properly capture out-of-plane strength and stiffness parameters. Along with variations in the material, environmental, and manufacturing variables, three-dimensional spatial variations will be introduced to accommodate variations in properties throughout a composite structure. The proposed progressive failure model will consider improved material property degradation models that better represent the physics during failure. Finally, advanced statistical sampling techniques will be employed to improve computational efficiency as compared to traditional random sampling methods. The methods will be encapsulated in a user-friendly software package that will be tightly integrated with commercial FEA software packages.

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