Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.T.05. Simulation of Manufacturing Processes (Virtual Factory). By FY95, develop and demonstrate a prototype modeling and simulation environment (Virtual Factory) for the Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) manufacturing process using high performance computers and distributed interactive simulation between industry, federal labs, and engineering centers. Demonstration will focus on manufacturing composite preforms and insert materials using the RAH-66 Comanche keel beam production as a baseline. By FY97, demonstrate an extended modeling and simulation capability for the manufacturing of thick composite structures in support of the Composite Armored Vehicle ATD hull requirements. Virtual Factory simulation will enable improvements in materials performance and reduced manufacturing costs for dual use military and civilian applications.

Supports: Composite Armor Vehicle ATD, RAH-66 Comanche.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Walter Roy Catherine Kominos Charles Campbell
ARL-WMR SARD-TR MBS BL
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