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Advanced Characterization Techniques that Improve Durability of Fracture…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87577
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-065-1402
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VIBRANT CORP.
5550 Midway Park Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Characterization Techniques that Improve Durability of Fracture Critical DoD Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0156
Award Amount: $69,110.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate tools and techniques for detecting fatigue and fractures in critical DoD components. Under the proposed effort, Vibrant will attempt to adapt Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) technology, to detect fatigue and fractures in DoD components. PCRT uses Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) coupled with genetic sorting algorithms to determine the unique resonance patterns of components. Vibrant's efforts will focus on developing advanced fatigue and fracture characterization techniques to assess turbine component durability. Vibrant's technology will be used to provide a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique to assess whether fractures or thermal-mechanical fatigue (TMF) is present in components. This new capability will provide higher confidence assessments and improved durability management of fracture critical DoD components that is not available currently.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Togami
Director of Technologies
5053141504
ttogami@vibrantndt.com

Business Contact:

Lem Hunter
President
5053141511
lhunter@vibrantndt.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VIBRANT CORP.
3801 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 205886291
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No