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Non-Destructive Grain Orientation Verification in Directionally Solidified…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73237
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-255-1084
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc.
664 NW Enterprise Drive, Suite 118 Port Saint Lucie, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Non-Destructive Grain Orientation Verification in Directionally Solidified Nickel Superalloy Turbine Blades by XRD
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8103-05-C-0173
Award Amount: $99,774.00
 

Abstract:

The verification of the primary and secondary grain orientation in directionally solified and single crystal nickel superalloy turbine blades is critically important to ensure quality and to meet the intended engineering requirements in the gas turbine engine. Unfortunately their is no affordable, commercially avaialble, whole-field technique for measuring grain orientations in turbine airfoils. This proposed project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of a non-destructive method using x-ray diffraction techniques to affordably measure primary and secondary grain orientation in high stress locations of directionally solified turbine blades. Several turbine blades will be destructively analyzed to calibrate the methodology. A small number of blades will be inspected using advanced x-ray defraction techniques and statistical data analysis and management methods applied to establish the feasibility of the methodology.

Principal Investigator:

Bryant Walker
Program Manager
7722833502
Bryant@KeystoneHQ.com

Business Contact:

Bryant Walker
President
7722833502
Bryant@KeystoneHQ.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KEYSTONE SYNERGISTIC ENTERPRISES, INC.
542 SW Keats Ave Palm City, FL 34990

EIN/Tax ID: 651136876
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No