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Physics-Based Pneumatic Hammer Instability Model

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
78010
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053964
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail Suite 110 Jupiter, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Physics-Based Pneumatic Hammer Instability Model
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM07AA21C
Award Amount: $599,763.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop a physics-based pneumatic hammer instability model that accurately predicts the stability of hydrostatic bearings operating in a turbulent, compressible fluid. In phase 2, the rig will be fabricated and assembled, design of experiment will be executed. The empirical data will be used to determine if a particular variable, or input parameter, was a contributor to pneumatic hammer instability. If not, the variable is eliminated. If the variable is determined to be a contributor, it is non-dimensionalized and included in the equations of motion to develop a physics-based stability criteria. The resulting criteria will then be validated using test data. If the criteria is not validated, a gap assessment will be completed and the process is repeated. Once the criteria is validated, it is implemented.

Principal Investigator:

Philip L. Pelfrey
Principal Investigator
5617463317
PPelfrey@fttinc.com

Business Contact:

Lloyd K. Mazer
Business Official
5617463317
lmazer@fttinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
100 Marquette Road,Suite 110 Jupiter, FL 33458

EIN/Tax ID: 650869709
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No