STOCHASTIC METHODS IN PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$56,372.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5521
Agency Tracking Number:
5521
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6404 Falls Of Neuse Rd - Ste 2, Raleigh, NC, 27615
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LAWRENCE A TWISDALE JR
(919) 876-0018
Business Contact:
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Research Institute:
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Abstract
A PHASE I EFFORT IS PROPOSED TO INTEGRATE PREVIOUS WORK AND DEVELOP THE NEEDED RESEARCH BASE TO ASSESS AND DEVELOP STOCHASTIC METHODS FOR PROTECTIVE DESIGN FOR NON-NUCLEAR WEAPONS. THE CORNERSTONE OF THIS EFFORT WILL BE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN (RBD) PROCEDURE. THERE ARE SEVERAL WELL DEVELOPED RBD PROCEDURES (LOAD AND RESISTANCE FACTORS, FIRST-ORDER SECOND-MOMENT, AND MONTE CARLO METHODS) THAT ARE RELEVANT TO STOCHASTIC PROTECTIVE DESIGN. AN INFORMED SELECTION OF ONE OF THESE METHODS REQUIRES, FIRST, AN ANALYSIS OF THE UNCERTAINTIES; AND SECOND, AN ASSESSMENT OF COMPUTATIONALS SIMPLICITY/PREDICTION ACCURACY TRADEOFFS. HENCE, THE PROPOSED PHASE I TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES ARE: (1) IDENTIFY AND ANALYZE UNCERTAINTIES FOR EACH BASIC STRUCTURAL RESPONSE FAILURE MODE FOR PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES; (2) REVIEW STOCHASTIC METHODS AND PERFORM CALCULATIONS OF PROBABILITY OF SURVIVAL USING EACH OF THE ALTERNATIVE RBD PROCEDURES FOR THE RELEVANT FAILURE MODES FOR TWO PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE DESIGNS; AND (3) DEVELOP AND PRESENT A DETAILED PLAN OF THE TASKS REQUIRED TO DEVELOP STATE-OF-THE-ART RBD PROCEDURES FOR EACH LOAD-RESPONSE MECHANISM.

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