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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0347
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-002-0195
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T002
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
2790 Skypark Drive, Suite 310, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 131277725
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Hasselman
 Director Engineering Mechanics Div.
 (310) 530-1008
Business Contact
 James Hudson
Title: Vice President
Phone: (310) 530-1008
Research Institution
 Thomas Paez
 PO Bos 5800
Mail Stop 0557
Albuquerque, NM, 87185
 (505) 844-7052
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
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.

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