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COMPOSITE GEARCASES FOR SHIP MAIN PROPULSION GEARS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12678
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12678
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: COMPOSITE GEARCASES FOR SHIP MAIN PROPULSION GEARS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,519.00
 

Abstract:

INCORPORATION OF CONSTRAINED LAYER DAMPING TECHNIQUES INTO ADVANCED POLYMER AND METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS OFFER NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES FOR REDUCING WEIGHT AND ENHANCING THE VIBRATION AND NOISE DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS OF NAVY GEARCASES. THE SUCCESSFUL INCORPORATION OF THESE MATERIALS INTO THE GEARCASE ENVIRONMENT WILL REQUIRE A THOROUGH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM SHOULD INCLUDE RATIONAL ENGINEERING ANALYSES, PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT, AND AN EXPERIMENTAL EVALUAUTION OF THE PROTOTYPE. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO IDENTIFY THE PARALLEL SHAFT AND EPICYCLIC GEARING CASE COMPONENTS THAT HAVE THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON GEARCASE WEIGHT, VIBRATION, AND NOISE CHARACTERISTICS. ONCE THESE COMPONENTS ARE IDENTIFIED, ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS USING VARIOUS COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND DAMPING TECHNIQUES WILL BE EVALUATED. THIS EFFORT WILL INCLUDE THE PRELIMINARY MATERIAL DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSES, AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENT AND LOADING ON THE EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY OF THE COMPONENTS, AND THE INFLUENCE OF THE COMPONENT'S NEW MATERIAL PROPERTIES ON THE INTERCONNECTION WITH THE SHIP STRUCTURE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Ronald Bucinell
2155428400

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Sciences Corp
Gwynedd Plaza Ii - Bethlehem P Spring House, PA 19477

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