User-Focused Architecture for Embedded Decision Aids
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DOD / ARMY
Not Available Development of a stereolithography-based fabrication technique is proposed that will enable lower cost fabrication of complex shaped, high strength rhenium components. In addition, an innovative design approach will be developed that utilizes the capability of stereolithography to fabricate complex internal structures. Cellular architectures will be designed based on predicted thermal and mechanical stresses in use and will be built such that the mass efficiency of the rhenium component is optimized. Lightweighting of rhenium components by 30% - 70% is anticipated. Phase I will focus on achieving strengths in test specimens comparable to conventionally processed rhenium. Sample characterization will include density, tensile strength and microstructure.
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Principal Investigator:Joseph Discenza
DANIEL H. WAGNER ASSOC., INC.
40 Lloyd Ave., Suite 200 Malvern, PA 19355
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