Blast and Shock Damage Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-05-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3243
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-049
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
GCAS, INC.
650 Nuttman Road, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
DUNS: 118594928
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leland Smith
 Vice President
 (760) 591-4227
 lgsmith@gcas.net
Business Contact
 John Kelly
Title: President
Phone: (760) 591-4227
Email: ctsavell@gcas.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
During Phase I we have identified the shock data and structural analysis state-of-the-art. We have found it inadequate with regard to structural analysis. We have identified an approach to structural analysis that combines a fully developed circuit board analysis program that does not address shock with structural dynamic theory that can be applied to fill the gap. In keeping with sound engineering practice the enhanced analysis program must be test verified. We are proposing a test program to fill the gap that is tailored to tune and verify the analysis product in a cost-conscious manner minimizing test machine and instrumentation costs. For fragility evaluation of non-structural system elements, we are proposing an expert system module that will be bound with the structural analysis module into an integrated product, ESET. ESET will include a probabilistic aspect as well as an explanation and advisory capability, such that users will be advised of risk, expected failure modes, and correction possibilities. ESET will be configured to interface with the MUVES software suite as a deliverable item.

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