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COMPOSITE GEARCASES FOR SHIP MAIN PROPULSION GEARS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12744
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12744
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nkf Engineering, Inc.
4200 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22203
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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: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ANALYTICAL AND TEST PROGRAM TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING COMPOSITE MATERIALS TO REDUCE WEIGHT AND ENHANCE THE VIBRATION AND NOISE DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS OF NAVY GEARCASES WHILE MAINTAINING STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT TORQUE, BEARING AND HIGH IMPACT SHOCK LOADS. PHASE I WILL KEY ON IDENTIFYING THE BEST POLYMER AND METAL MATRIX MATERIALS FROM TRADE-OFF STUDIES OF MANY AVAILABLE MATERIALS, AS WELL AS THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR SHOCK, NOISE, AND VIBRATION EVALUATION. TECHNIQUES WILL BE APPLIED TO THREE PRELIMINARY GEARCASE CONCEPTS DESIGNED TO TEST THE ADEQUACY OF SELECTED MATERIALS IN ALL CRITICAL DESIGN AREAS. IN PHASE II RESULTS OF ANALYSIS FROM PHASE I WILL BE USED IN PROTOTYPE DETAIL DESIGNS FOR METAL (BASELINE), POLYMER, AND METAL MATRIX GEARBOXES WHICH WILL BE SHOCK, NOISE, AND VIBRATION ANALYZED AND TESTED. TEST AND ANALYTICAL RESULTS WILL BE COMPARED AND ANALYZED RESULTING IN A 'BEST-DESIGN' CANDIDATE FOR FULL-SCALE PROPULSION GEARCASES AND VALIDATED ANALYTICAL TOOLS TO AIDE IN THE DESIGN PROCESS OF FUTURE PROPULSION UNITS.

Principal Investigator:

Philip Bogert
7033588650

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nkf Engineering Inc
4200 Wilson Blvd - Ste 1000 Arlington, VA 22203

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