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Analytical Processes for Predicting Nanosecond Response of Highly…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-143-0145
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-143
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc
P.O. Box 87 1104 Arvon Rd. Arvonia, VA 23004-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Analytical Processes for Predicting Nanosecond Response of Highly Rate-Sensitive Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-14-C-0060
Award Amount: $499,752.00
 

Abstract:

Ballistic and blast protection of both the crew and vital equipment onboard U.S. Navy surface ships and carriers is a critical component in the design of topside structures on these vessels. Materials such as glass, Plexiglas and polyurea are being considered and implemented for protection in these applications due to their low density and inherent damage mechanisms which absorb large amounts of energy under high-velocity impact or blast loading conditions. Likewise, these material systems are being used in layered or laminated configurations to exploit the benefits of each individual material. However, the ability to numerically simulate these materials constitutive and damage behavior does not readily exist in traditional analysis tools. Therefore, for this effort we have proposed to utilize and implement three new constitutive material models for conventional glass, PMMA, and polyurea/polyurethane. The material models will initially be implemented within the shock hydrocode CTH and will allow for more accurate simulation of ballistic impact events on the material systems of interest and also offer a more efficient armor system design approach.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Key
Senior Engineer
(307) 760-8799
chris.key@hitestlabs.com

Business Contact:

Neil Stout
Counsel
(434) 581-3204
neil.stout@hitestlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc
P.O. Box 87 1104 Arvon Rd. Arvonia, VA 23004-

EIN/Tax ID: 910932445
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes