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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:
2005 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Exploratory Development of Functionally Graded Nano-Composite (FGNC) for Gear Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0250
Award Amount: $69,984.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed research would be a collaborative effort combining the gear testing expertise of Penn State's Gear Research Institute with the modeling and alloy design expertise of QuesTek Innovations. Engineers from the V22 manufacturer, Bell Helicopter, would be consulted to establish the desired property gradients in the designed alloy for improving the endurance of power transmissions built by Bell Helicopter. An increased strength of the core material will allow for increased power density compared to the existing gear alloys, and increased core toughness will provide improved damage tolerance. A new alloy will be designed to meet these criteria, and a 30 lb VIM/VAR prototype ingot will be produced. The core hardness, strength, and impact toughness of the prototype material will be measured. A preliminary carburization cycle will be developed during the phase I base and option programs using simulations. The contact fatigue resistance of a similar proprietary gear steel, C61, will be tested at Penn State to evaluate the rolling/sliding contact fatigue resistance of an alloy with an improved fatigue resistant microstructure during the phase I option program.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Raymond Genellie, Jr.
Vice President of 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:
APPLIED RESEARCH LAB. PENN STATE
P. O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804
Contact: Suren Rao
Contact Phone: (814) 865-3537
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university