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Innovative High Temperature Acoustic Liner Development and Modeling

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2004 / STTR
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Small Business Information
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Innovative High Temperature Acoustic Liner Development and Modeling
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNK04OA31C
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The massive acoustic loads produced by launch vehicles can detrimentally affect the proper functioning of vehicle components, payloads, and launch support structures. The high-velocity and high temperature rocket engine exhaust stream mixes with ambient atmosphere to generate intense acoustic loads, which account for the majority of structural vibration during launch. Ultramet has developed a unique, high temperature material that has demonstrated passive broadband sound attenuation over a range of frequencies and can withstand temperatures in excess of 1650 C (3000 F). In this project, Ultramet proposes to team with the Graduate Program in Acoustics at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to develop and test a scale model to validate the impedance of this novel high temperature acoustic liner. An innovative, porous acoustic material will be developed that has demonstrated thermal, corrosion, acoustic, and mechanical load resistance at high temperatures, and porosity, pore size, pore shape, and material of construction will be varied to optimize mechanical and acoustic performance over a wide range of frequencies, amplitudes, and gas flow velocities and temperatures. Ultramet and PSU will also develop a basic numerical model to aid in the design of an economical and efficient liner exhaust duct system.

Principal Investigator:

Edwin P. Stankiewicz
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Craig Ward
Engineering Administrative Mgr
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12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

EIN/Tax ID: 952662293
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Pennsylvania State University
Graduate Program in Acoustics, 217 Applied Science Building
University Park, PA 16804
Contact: Anthony Atchley
Contact Phone: (814) 865-6364
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university