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Low Cost P/M Aluminum Syntactic Foam for Blade Containment in Turbine Engines

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83762
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
067202
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Low Cost P/M Aluminum Syntactic Foam for Blade Containment in Turbine Engines
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07QA06P
Award Amount: $99,942.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase I SBIR proposes a low density (0.75-1.2g/cc)syntactic aluminum foam energy absorber co-manufactured inside a composite fan case for turbine engines. Metal syntactic foams provide more energy absorption than any type other metal or non metallic foam on a volumetric basis (80-150J/cm^3). This will provide a lower weight alternative to hard wall fan casings and a smaller wall alternative to soft walled fan casings. The phase I program will test Syntactic aluminum foam and integrated carbon fiber aluminum syntactic foam panels under high strain rate conditions and under a blade failure ballistic test.

Principal Investigator:

Brian P. Doud
Principal Investigator
2164040053
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com

Business Contact:

Andrew J. Sherman
President/CEO
2164040053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH 44117

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No