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

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High-Fidelity Residual Strength and Life Prediction Tool for Adhesively Bonded Composite Structures
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0213
Award Amount: $80,000.00


The Phase I effort will establish the validity, merit and feasibility of the proposed project to address bonded joint configurations under general mechanical and thermal loading while including the presence of process dependent critical material properties such as fracture toughness for the adhesive and adherent-adhesive interface. The proposed methodology will provide the information necessary to support the design, analysis, and verification testing of composite bonded joints with both existing unrepaired damage and a parametric range of repair configurations. This effort will serve as the foundation for the Phase II development effort. As described in the technical plan, the technology will be demonstrated on applications of particular interest to the NAVY. The prototype analysis tool will be provided to the NAVY for their own use.

Principal Investigator:

Ali Boufelfel
Senior Scientist
(520) 829-7655

Business Contact:

Ibrahim Guven
Vice President
(520) 261-1426
Small Business Information at Submission:

Global Engineering Research and Technologies
2845 E. 2nd Street Tucson, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 205427639
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No