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Company Information:

Company Name: HILL ENGINEERING, LLC
City: Rancho Cordova
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (916) 220-4450

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $616,763.00 5
SBIR Phase II $1,950,579.00 3

Award List:

Modeling capability for realizing engineered residual stress due to mechanical surface treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael R. Hill, President
Award Amount: $67,046.00
Abstract:
Laser Peening (LP) and Low Plasticity Burnishing (LPB) are two recently emerging surface treatment technologies capable of introducing deep, near-surface residual stress. While judicious use of these treatments is often of significant benefit to structural component fatigue lives, no prediction… More

Modeling capability for realizing engineered residual stress due to mechanical surface treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Adrian T. DeWald, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $451,072.00
Abstract:
Advanced surface treatments like laser shock peening (LSP) can significantly improve the mechanical performance of turbine engine airfoils. For example, LSP is currently in production to improve the FOD tolerance on a number of fan-blade leading edges. Success in these applications of LSP has come… More

Design/Life Prediction Tools for Aircraft Structural Components with Engineered Residual Stresses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael R. Hill, President
Award Amount: $99,779.00
Abstract:
Hill Engineering is committed to the development and application of engineered residual stress, which is the intentional use of residual stress treatments coupled with sound engineering analysis to improve the performance of metallic structure. Hill Engineering's experience with recent aerospace… More

Near-Surface Residual Stress Measurements for Aerospace Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adrian T. DeWald, Managing Member – (916) 635-5706
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is widely recognized that near surface residual stresses play a significant role in fatigue performance. Tensile residual stresses are of concern because they accelerate fatigue crack initiation and fatigue crack growth relative to what would occur in the absence of residual stress.… More

Residual Stress Engineering for Aerospace Structural Forgings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adrian T. DeWald, Managing Member – (916) 635-5706
Award Amount: $149,971.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Hill Engineering is committed to developing and expanding residual stress engineering technology. The proposed program will develop an approach for quality management of residual stresses in aerospace forgings and will demonstrate important elements of this approach on a representative… More

Near-Surface Residual Stress Measurements for Aerospace Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adrian T. DeWald, Managing Member – (916) 635-5706
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is widely recognized that near surface residual stresses play a significant role in fatigue performance. Tensile residual stresses are of concern because they accelerate fatigue crack initiation and fatigue crack growth relative to what would occur in the absence of residual stress.… More

Residual Stress Engineering for Aerospace Structural Forgings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adrian T. DeWald, Managing Member – (916) 635-5706
Award Amount: $749,509.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Aircraft engine and structural components are being produced from forgings with increasingly complex geometries in a range of aerospace alloys. The forging process involves a number of steps required to attain favorable material properties (e.g., heat treatment, rapid quench, and cold… More

Robust Methods for the Measurement of Bulk Residual Stress

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adrian T. DeWald, Managing Member – (916) 635-5706
Award Amount: $149,972.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Aircraft engine and structural components are being produced from forgings with increasingly complex geometries in a wide range of aerospace alloys. The forging process involves a number of steps required to attain favorable material properties (e.g., heat treatment, rapid quench, cold… More