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Exploratory Development of Functionally Graded Nano-Composite (FGNC) for Gear…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75385
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-006-0359
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QuesTek Innovations LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201-3621
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Exploratory Development of Functionally Graded Nano-Composite (FGNC) for Gear Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0339
Award Amount: $499,777.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this STTR program is to design and demonstrate a new carburized gear steel alloy that improves performance and power density for the V22 rotorcraft transmission compared to the incumbent carburized gear steel, X53. This STTR program is a collaborative effort among materials design engineers at QuesTek, gear and drive-train engineers from Bell Helicopter, and gear testing experts from the Gear Research Institute (GRI) at The Pennsylvania State University. The proposed Phase II program will consist of an 18-month base program followed by two consecutive 12-month options to finalize and test the carburized, secondary-hardening gear steel designed during the Phase I program using QuesTek's Materials by Designr technology. In the base program, static core properties, single tooth bending fatigue, and rolling/sliding fatigue tests will be conducted. During the first option program, spur gear tests will be conducted at GRI to evaluate the bending fatigue, contact fatigue, and scoring fatigue resistance in comparison with X53. Failure analysis studies will characterize the operating fracture mechanisms and associated microstructural features responsible for fatigue initiation. During the second option program, planetary gear tests on a helicopter transmission test rig will be conducted to develop design allowables for the invented alloy.

Principal Investigator:

James A. Wright
Senior Materials Design Engineer
8473285800
jwright@questek.com

Business Contact:

Raymond P. Genellie, Jr
Vice President - Operations
8474258211
rgenellie@questek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364116425
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
P.O. Box 30
North Atherton Street
State College, PA 16804
Contact: Barbara J. Johnson
Contact Phone: (814) 865-0307
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university