Innovative Approaches to the Automated Simulation of Aircraft Structural Joints in Structural Analysis Models

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0347
Award Id:
85118
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-002-0195
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2790 Skypark Drive, Suite 310, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131277725
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Hasselman
Director Engineering Mechanics Div.
(310) 530-1008
hasselman@actainc.com
Business Contact:
James Hudson
Vice President
(310) 530-1008
hudson@actainc.com
Research Institute:
SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES
Thomas Paez
PO Bos 5800
Mail Stop 0557
Albuquerque, NM, 87185
(505) 844-7052
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
ACTA Incorporated and Sandia National Laboratories propose a seven month STTR Phase I project to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an automated simulation of aircraft structural joints in structural analysis models. The technical approach includes an expert system executive to create detailed models of abstracted joint components including interfacing structural components, fasteners and nonlinear interface constitutive models. Optional tasks are proposed with a three month performance period to implement a selected joint model in an existing finite element structural modeling code to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating the proposed joint model within conventional finite element modeling software.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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