Global/Local Methodology for Optimum Design of AAAV Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 43905
Amount: $69,025.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 1204, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Ragon
 () -
Business Contact
 Grant Soremekun
Phone: () -
Research Institution
 Virginia Polytechnic Institute
 215 Randolph Hall - Mail Stop 0203
Blacksburg, VA, 24060
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The designers of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) face a number of technical challenges which include developing methodologies for estimating the actual structural loads, predicting critical structural responses, and estimating the vehicle's reliability. In addition, the development of a design methodology for minimizing the cost and weight of the vehicle is critical to the success of the program. We propose to develop a global/local software environment for integrating design and analysis tools. Included will be tools for modeling rough terrain and blast loads, performing nonlinear finite element analysis, and estimating the reliability of the structure. ADOPTECH's university partner has considerable experience in each of these critical technological areas and will be responsible for adapting existing design and analysis methodologies as well as developing innovative new methods for use in the software environment.

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