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SLOPE MODE AND ENERGY-TRANSFER FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27589
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27589
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pcb Piezotronics Inc.
3425 Walden Ave Depew, NY 14043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: SLOPE MODE AND ENERGY-TRANSFER FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,920.00
 

Abstract:

CONVENTIONAL STRUCTURAL EVALUATION METHODS OFTEN FAIL TO PROVIDE ACCURATE DEFECT MEASUREMENT OF LARGE CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. INNOVATIVE SLOPE MODE AND MODAL ENERGY TRANSFER SENSORS AND MEASURING SYSTEMS THAT WOULD MAKE STRUCTURAL EVALUATION MORE FEASIBLE AND ACCURATE ARE BEING DEVELOPED. THE ATTEMPT IS TO DEVELOP A SERIES OF SLOPE ACCELEROMETERS (NOT YET AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY) BASED ON A NEWLY DEVELOPED COMPLEX ENERGY THEORY. THE OBJECT IS TO DEVELOP THE ACCELEROMETERS AND CALIBRATION SYSTEMS, TO EXAMINE METHODS FOR MODAL ENERGY MEASUREMENTS, AND TO PERFORM THE VIBRATION SIGNATURE ANALYSIS FOR MEDIUM SIZE STRUCTURES. THE METHODOLOGY AND TRANSDUCERS MAY HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR STRUCTURAL MEASUREMENTS AND FOR APPLICATIONS INVOLVING INSPECTION OR TESTING OF BRIDGES AND LARGE CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES.

Principal Investigator:

Steven C Chen
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pcb Piezotronics Inc.
3425 Walden Ave Depew, NY 14043

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