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Failure Initiation Prediction for Reliability-Based Design of Hybrid Composite…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90161
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-025-0080
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Firehole Technologies, Inc.
210 South 3rd Street, Suite 202 Laramie, WY 82070-3658
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Failure Initiation Prediction for Reliability-Based Design of Hybrid Composite Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0074
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

The opportunity identified here is to expand the capabilities of Multicontinuum Technology (MCT) for prediction of failure initiation in complex (hybrid) composites. A successful Phase 1 project will demonstrate good correlation of MCT variables with initial failure in composites with complex multiscale reinforcement architectures. A Phase 2 project would refine the predictive capabilities, embody the capabilities in user friendly software, and construct an application analysis environment within a probabilistic framework. The specific opportunity is to develop and demonstrate theory and associate computational tools that will be highly effective for structural analysis and initial failure prediction for complex hybrid composite material systems. The MCT approach is a computationally inexpensive finite element based multiscale approach that decomposes the complex heterogeneous material response into fundamental variables that directly relate to actual physical damage/failure at the microstructural level. MCT failure predictions will be compared with experimental data found in the literature for a triaxial braid reinforced material.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Garnich
Associate Professor
3077662949
garnich@uwyo.edu

Business Contact:

Jerad Stack
Vice President
3077663654
stackj@Fireholetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIREHOLE TECHNOLOGIES
1000 E University Ave Dept. 3011 Laramie, WY 82071

EIN/Tax ID: 830333487
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF WYOMING
Office of Research, Dept. 3355
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Contact: William A. Gern
Contact Phone: (307) 766-5353
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university