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Design, Development and Testing of Optimized Composite "Soft Crack Arrestors"

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83532
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-08-C-10015
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
07-PH1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus
3518 Riverside Drive Suite #202 Columbus, OH 43221-1735
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Design, Development and Testing of Optimized Composite "Soft Crack Arrestors"
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-08-C-10015
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Emc2's proposal provided to DOT in response to SBIR Research topic 07-PH1 on "Design Optimization for Soft Crack Arrestors" focuses on the development of key material property data needed to design "soft crack arrestors". This testing will be done over a range of temperatures to cover extreme conditions for future pipeline designs. It is also essential to develop this data at the loading rates that arrestor will experience during a crack arrest event. With the material property data, the Emc2 crack arrestor design criterion will be used to design arrestors for subsequent full-scale validation tests in a Phase II effort. Emc2 also has the only high-energy full-scale burst test facility in North America for conducting large-diameter pipe fracture and crack arrestor experiments. The Emc2 staff has been involved in conducting high-rate laboratory testing, as well as full-scale pipe crack arrestor testing in a series of proprietary research programs for various pipeline companies. In prior testing, the Emc2 staff also developed and published a design criterion for crack arrestors based on strength considerations, whereas the new Emc2 patent for soft crack arrest covers ductility requirements as well.

Principal Investigator:

Gery Wilkowski
President
(614) 459-3200
gwilkows@emc-sq.com

Business Contact:

Prabhat Krishnaswamy
Vice President
(614) 459-3200
pkrishnaswamy@emc-sq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus
3518 Riverside Drive Suite 202 Columbus, OH 43221-

EIN/Tax ID: 311591441
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No