Viewing posts from: February 2011

ONR awards two PHASE I SBIRs to GEM

Posted on: February 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) was recently awarded two Phase I SBIR contracts by the Office of Naval Research to develop a fire simulation and failure response prediction of loaded naval ship structures. GEM along with its team members Virginia Tech, and Middle West State University will implement a time-, stress-, and temperature- dependent material response model and a fire structure interaction model to capture the material softening, characterize a moving boundary within a fire domain, and predict the time to failure. GEM has secured commitments for tool validation support from Virginia Tech and application guidance from NGSB and Navy Lab.

Dr. Eugene Fang joins GEM

Posted on: February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dr. Eugene Fang, a research scientist from University of Miami, has accepted a Senior Scientist position from GEM and will be on board on March 1. Dr. Fang has done an extensive research and development work on the mesh independent finite element technology for matrix cracking and delamination prediction in composite structures. Dr. Fang will be actively involved in GEM's projects such as fatigue and fracture damage assessment of advanced materials and fluid-structure interaction characterization of advanced structures. Welcome Eugene to be a GEM member.