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Efficient Superalloy Ingot Breakdown

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72964
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-122-2364
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISTA ENGINEERING, INC.
1500 1ST AVE N, B117 BIRMINGHAM, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Efficient Superalloy Ingot Breakdown
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5211
Award Amount: $99,653.00
 

Abstract:

The team proposes to make revolutionary advances in computational design tools that will accurately predict the Processing - Microstructure Relationships in the ingot-to-billet conversion processes. The capability of Vista's current MEMICc model to predict microstructure evolution in the middle stages of the ingot conversion process has been demonstrated in earlier work and is currently in the process of verification and validation. In Phase I, the prototype will be expanded and the feasibility of modeling the early stages of ingot conversion will be demonstrated. The arduous task of developing material specific constants to describe material behavior and model validation will be addressed in Phase II. The work will build on our current MEMICc prototype and our extensive experimental work already performed. The output of the project will be software tools that model/simulate the microstructural evolution during the ingot-to-billet conversion process and direct it to the optimal grain-refinement path. These products will be commercialized by Vista though the chain of turbine disc production involving billet makers, forgers, engine manufacturers and the DoD. Many non-DoD commercialization opportunities exist in private aerospace, NASA, DOE, nuclear and petrochemical industries.

Principal Investigator:

William Carden
Senior Engineer
2059436720
bcarden@vistaeng.com

Business Contact:

Raymond Thompson
President
2059436720
rthompson@vistaeng.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VISTA ENGINEERING, INC.
2800 Milan Ct, Suite 115 Birmingham, AL 35211

EIN/Tax ID: 631216610
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No