Novel Experimental and Analytical Methods for Designing Damage Tolerant Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-3014
Award Id:
97060
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-001-2163
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-001
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Firehole Technologies (Currently Firehole Technologies, Inc.)
210 s. 3rd, Suite 202, Laramie, WY, 82070
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
017019105
Principal Investigator:
Emmett Nelson
COO
(307) 460-4763
emmett@fireholetech.com
Business Contact:
Jerad Stack
CEO
(307) 460-4763
stackj@fireholetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In the proposed program, Firehole Technologies, Inc. will adapt Helius:MCTT, its industry-leading software product for composite failure-progression analysis of large structures, to the specific problem of simulating damage accumulation after impact or other initial imperfection. In parallel, the project will develop experiential methods to produce analysis input parameters that will be key to establishing the damage state of the composite. BENEFIT: Successful completion of this project will be a significant step toward enabling the Aerospace industry to realize the full potential of composite structures, as it would enable airframer to scale their analysis methods to entire structures while taking into account damage tolerance requirements. Additionally, the development of an industry standard coupon or small component test to characterize the damage tolerance of any composite material would provide air frame designers with engineering data equivalently accessible and equally essential as ASTM D3039 tension data is to ground based composite structures.

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