Advanced Characterization Techniques that Improve Durability of Fracture Critical DoD Components
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DOD / NAVY
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.
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