Refined Reduced Order Models for Estimation of Terrain Induced Loads in Flexible Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20705
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Analytical Services &
107 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles L. Blackburn
 (804) 865-7093
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
The new aerospace materials are finding applications in the design of military armor vehicles. However, the effect on ride quality, fire control, and internal structural loads due to the increased flexibility of these new vehicles must be ascertained by dynamic analysis. The size of models required to simulate these flexible body effect can be prohibitive from both cost and time perspective. Therefore, this proposal is directed to the development of a technique for obtaining a refined reduced order model that can accurately predict the response of a vehicle over a frequency range of concern and lends itself to application during the design and structural optimization phase.

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