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WATER HAMMER SURFACE IMPACT CLEANER

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5257
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5257
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: WATER HAMMER SURFACE IMPACT CLEANER
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE COLLAPSE OF A STEAM BUBBLE IN A POOL OF SUBCOOLED WATER IS KNOWN TO RESULT IN THE RADIATION OF PRESSURE WAVES OF ENORMOUS MAGNITUDE. THESE PRESSURE WAVES CAN BE USED TO FRACTURE MATERIALS AND/OR REMOVE MATERIAL IF THEY CAN BE DIRECTED. DEVELOPMENT OF A NOZZLE IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL DIRECT COLLAPSING STEAM BUBBLES TOWARDS A SURFACE AND SET UP STRESS WAVES IN THE SOLID WHICH WILL RESULT IN SURFACE CLEANING. THE NOZZLE SERVES A SECOND PURPOSE IN CARRYING AWAY SHARDS OF MATERIAL WHICH HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SURFACE. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE ABOVE DEVICE, WHEN PERFECTED, COULD BE USED TO REMOVE ANY AFIXED MATERIAL WITHOUT DEGRADING THE MECHANICAL, CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SURFACE TO WHICH IT IS ATTACHED.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Alan J. Bilanin
President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Continuum Dynamics Inc.
P.o. Box 3073 Princeton, NJ 08543

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