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Company Information:

Name: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.
Address: 11 Alscot Drive
East Lyme, CT
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (860) 367-4970

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,049,864.00 11
SBIR Phase II $4,175,448.00 6
STTR Phase I $329,911.00 4
STTR Phase II $740,681.00 1

Award List:

Automated Delamination Onset and Growth Prediction in Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Senior Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
An automatic software tool for residual strength and life prediction of composite structure will be developed. This tool will for the first time be able to model arbitrary crack growth without user intervention or remeshing and thus provide a user-friendly, reliable tool for predicting component… More

Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Senior Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A fully coupled fire simulation and thermal-mechanical response and damage prediction tool will be developed by enhancing, packaging, and integrating our existing solution modules as an add-on tool kit for a commercial finite element solver such as ABAQUS. This tool will for the first time be able… More

Automated Delamination Onset and Growth Prediction in Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Senior Principal Scientis
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
An automatic software tool for damage tolerance assessment and residual strength prediction of composite structures based on the extended finite element (XFEM) will be developed. This tool will for the first time be able to model arbitrary 2D/3D delamination crack growth without remeshing. The… More

Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Senior Principal Scientis
Award Amount: $429,368.00
Abstract:
A fully coupled fire simulation and thermal-mechanical response and damage prediction tool will be developed by enhancing, packaging, and integrating our existing solution modules as an add-on tool kit for a commercial finite element solver such as ABAQUS. This tool will for the first time be able… More

Composite Damage Evaluation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Sr. Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The focus of the proposed effort is to develop a coupled composite damage assessment and repair evaluation tool for a given damage state measured by a NDI technique. New solution modules for damage and repair representation will be developed and linked with our existing mesh independent extended… More

Innovative Analysis Tool for Damage Growth From Loaded Composite Fastener Holes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President
Award Amount: $79,938.00
Abstract:
A software tool for residual strength and life prediction of composite bolted joints will be developed by enhancing and integrating an existing mesh independent delamination and matrix cracking network model in ABAQUS. The tool will be able to model arbitrary location, size of damage, and geometric… More

Innovative Approaches for Improving Progressive Damage Modeling and Structural Life Prediction of Airframes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President
Award Amount: $79,993.00
Abstract:
An automatic software tool for 3D fatigue crack growth prognosis of structural systems under realistic complex loading will be developed by integrating a unified growth model with a mesh independent extended finite element toolkit in ABAQUS. The tool will be able to model arbitrary non-planer crack… More

Multi-scale Physics-Based Models for High Strength Titanium Alloys Accounting for Higher-Order Microstructure Statistics.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Louisiana State University
Principal Investigator: Robert Lipton, Professor of Mathematics Department
Award Amount: $99,913.00
RI Contact: James L. Bates
Abstract:
The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of new multi-scale models for linking higher order micro-structure descriptions to failure initiation and crack propagation for high cycle fatigue of high strength titanium alloys. This includes new high temperature materials such as the… More

Fracture Evaluation and Design Tool for Welded Aluminum Ship Structures Subjected to Impulsive Dynamic Loading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The University of TX at EL PASO
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Jack Chessa
Abstract:
A software tool for fracture evaluation and load deflection prediction of welded aluminum ship structures subjected to impulsive loading will be developed by enhancing and integrating an existing extended finite element method (XFEM) for dynamic fracture of thin shells in Abaqus. The software… More

Probabilistic Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Composite Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
A composite fatigue damage assessment and risk informed prognosis toolkit will be developed by enhancing and integrating existing solution modules within a probabilistic analysis framework. This tool will for the first time be able to address concurrently both microcracking induced stiffness… More

Mesh Independent Probabilistic Residual Life Prediction of Metallic Airframe Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) along with its team members, Clarkson University and LM Aero, propose to develop a mesh independent probabilistic residual life prediction tool for metallic airframe structures. The deterministic solver of this probabilistic analysis tool will be… More

Fracture Evaluation and Design Tool for Welded Aluminum Ship Structures Subjected to Impulsive Dynamic Loading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The University of Texas at EL Paso
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President – (860) 367-4970
Award Amount: $740,681.00
RI Contact: Jack Chessa
Abstract:
A software toolkit for Abaqus (XSHELL) will be developed for fracture evaluation and load deflection prediction of welded aluminum ship structures subjected to impulsive loading. The mesh independent crack description and fracture energy dissipation will be achieved in XSHELL through the… More

Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Materials/Structures for Sustainment Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Senior Principle Scientist – (609) 356-5115
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
A software tool for residual strength and life prediction of advanced hybrid structures will be developed by enhancing and integrating an existing mesh independent 3D X-FEM solid element with a partially bonded cohesive interface element in Abaqus. The tool will be able to model arbitrary location,… More

Fire Simulation and Residual Strength Prediction Tool for Aluminum Ship Structures During and After Fire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: LiGuo Chen, Senior Engineer – (609) 356-5115
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
A fully coupled fire-structure interaction module will be developed and implemented within GEM"s Abaqus Fire Interface Simulator Toolkit (AFIST) for fire response prediction in aluminum ship structures. This enhanced AFIST will be able to characterize a 3D complex geometry where its topology is… More

Fire Simulation and Residual Strength Prediction Tool for Aluminum Ship Structures During and After Fire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President – (609) 356-5115
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A 3D non-linear and rate-dependent constitutive model will be developed and implemented within GEM"s Abaqus Fire Interface Simulator Toolkit (AFIST) to characterize the time-, stress-, and temperature-dependent material response of aluminum alloys. Both the material and geometric… More

Innovative Analysis Tool for Damage Growth From Loaded Composite Fastener Holes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President – (860) 367-4970
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) along with its team members, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Lockheed Martin (LM) Aero, and Sikorsky Aircraft will develop an add-on toolkit for Abaqus with high fidelity prediction of residual strength and life of laminated composite… More

Bonded Joint Analysis Method

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President – (860) 398-5620
Award Amount: $79,999.00
RI Contact: Romesh C. Batra
Abstract:
A combined discrete cohesive interface fracture and continuum damage mechanics initiation and propagation toolkit for Abaqus will be developed for the residual strength prediction of adhesively bonded composite structures subjected to multi-axial loading. This tool will allow us, for the first time,… More

Total Fatigue Life Assessment of Complicated Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President – (860) 398-5620
Award Amount: $79,999.00
RI Contact: David Chopp
Abstract:
Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) along with its team members Northwestern University, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing Company, propose to develop an automatic software tool for 2D/3D fatigue crack growth prognosis of complicated structures under multi-axial loading. The XFAT toolkit will be… More

Probabilistic Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Composite Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,657.00
Abstract:
A Probabilistic Fatigue Damage Assessment Network (PFDAN) toolkit for Abaqus will be developed for probabilistic life management of a laminated composite structure with both microcracking induced stiffness degradation and cyclic loading induced delamination crack growth without remeshing. It is… More

High-Fidelity Residual Strength and Life Prediction Tool for Adhesively Bonded Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, President – (860) 398-5620
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
A hybrid damage initiation and propagation toolkit for Abaqus will be developed for residual strength and life prediction of adhesively bonded composite structures. This tool will for the first time be able to simulate concurrently both the continuum and discrete damage based progressive failure… More

Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Materials/Structures for Sustainment Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Lua, Senior Principal Scientis – (860) 367-4970
Award Amount: $749,922.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A Hybrid Structure Evaluation and Fatigue Damage Assessment (HYSEFDA) toolkit for Abaqus will be developed for advanced hybrid structures under multi-axial and variable amplitude cyclic loading. The tool will be able to characterize arbitrary geometric configurations of fiber metal… More

Fire Simulation and Residual Strength Prediction Tool for Aluminum Ship Structures During and After Fire

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles Luo, Senior Scientist – (609) 356-5115
Award Amount: $746,515.00
Abstract:
A fully coupled fire-structure interaction module will be developed and implemented within GEM"s Abaqus Fire Interface Simulator Toolkit (AFIST) for fire response prediction in aluminum ship structures. This enhanced AFIST will be able to characterize a 3D complex geometry where its topology is… More