NASA STTR 2006 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:06 T2.01-9825
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE:Flight Dynamic Systems Characterization
PROPOSAL TITLE:AERO-ACOUSTIC-STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS AND TESTING

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: 2020 Company, LLC NAME:North Carolina Agricultureal and Technical State University
ADDRESS:3110 Fairview Park Dr., Suite 950 ADDRESS:1601 E. market St. Fort IRC Building
CITY:Falls Church CITY:Greensboro
STATE/ZIP:VA  22030-4548 STATE/ZIP:NC  27411-0001
PHONE: (312) 404-7900 PHONE: (336) 334-7995

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name,Email)
Dr. C.  L Lawson
Clawson@2020llc.com

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This proposal effort is concerned with the development of a novel multidisciplinary optimization scheme and computer software for the effective design of advanced aerospace vehicles. Such vehicles are characterized by unprecedented levels of aero-structural-controls-propulsion interactions, a multidisciplinary simulation is essential for their effective design, vehicle can be accomplished by employing the common finite element method for the structures and also FE/FV fluids and propulsion simulations. A typical multidisciplinary optimization scheme will involve structural design for minimum weight with aerodynamic data such as drag and wing platform as design variable, subject to constraints like flutter and structural strength. Much emphasis is placed on the choice and calculation of suitable gradient of objective function as well as the contraints to guarantee global optimal solution. A number of novel numerical scheme will also be developed for efficient, cost effective solution of large complex 3-D practical problems such as current and future flight vehicles. In Phase I, the basic numerical schemes for the optimum design will be established along with a pilot code to verify these techniques. Based on our finding in Phase I, a complete software will be developed and checked out for the simulation of complex practical problems in Phase II.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The development of a software for effective multidisciplinary modeling and simulation of flight vehicles will prove to be of much benefit to NASA. This will enable optimized design of aerospace vehicles at a much reduced cost taking into consideration aerodynamic shape optimization. Such a procedure will also ensure flight stability and safety.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Much application of this product is expected in the economical design of aerospace vehicles, machineries, buildings, boats and turbines.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Airframe
Controls-Structures Interaction (CSI)
Launch and Flight Vehicle
Structural Modeling and Tools


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