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A Process to In-Situ Form Cooling Channels in SiC/SiC Composite Turbine Blades…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81362
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-012-0838
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: A Process to In-Situ Form Cooling Channels in SiC/SiC Composite Turbine Blades and Nozzles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-08-C-0009
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) such as silicon carbide/silicon carbide (SiC/SiC) extends the temperature capabilities of turboshaft engines thru higher temperature capabilities and reduced weight which provides improved horsepower-to-weight ratios. However, even uncooled ceramics can extend the capabilities of the engine to a certain plateau. If effective cooling channels could be incorporated into CMC (SiC/SiC) blades and nozzles even further increases in temperature capabilities at reduced weight and subsequent improved horsepower-to-weight ratios are achievable. A unique in-situ fabrication processing approach can produce cooling channels in controlled architectures within a SiC/SiC composite cross section. The processing will be developed and validated with establishing the mechanical properties and cooling effectiveness of SiC/SiC specimens containing multiple cooling channels which will be coordinated with engine OEMs.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Withers
C.E.O.
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf O. Loutfy
President
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No