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LUBRICATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE BEARING SURFACES BY VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
13126
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13126
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wedeven Associates, Inc.
5072 West Chester Pike Edgmont, PA 19028-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LUBRICATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE BEARING SURFACES BY VAPOR DEPOSITION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $491,078.00
 

Abstract:

ADVANCED GAS TURBINE ENGINES WILL REQUIRE MAIN SHAFT BEARINGS TO OPERATE OVER A CONTINUOUS TEMPERATURE RANGE FROM -50 TO 500 C. THE FEASIBILITY OF A SYNERGISTIC ASSEMBLY OF LUBRICATION TECHNOLOGIES IS INVESTIGATED. THESE INCLUDE: (1) A NEWLY SYNTHESIZED HIGH TEMPERATURE FLUID BASESTOCK TO EXPAND THE ELASTOHYDRODYNAMIC (EHD) LUBRICATION RANGE, (2) THE MANUFACTURE AND MODIFICATION OF A CERAMIC AND HARD FACE COATING TO OBTAIN MICRO-FINE SURFACES FOR "ULTRA THIN EHD" LUBRICATION AND (3) THE EVALUATION OF VAPOR DEPOSIT LUBRICATION AND A "CHEMICAL CARRIER" TO TRANSITION INTO A HIGH TEMPERATURE "THERMAL DEPOSIT" LUBRICATION MODE. FEASIBILITY STUDIES ARE CONDUCTED WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE (815 C) TRACTION TEST RIG (WA MACHINE).

Principal Investigator:

Lavern D Wedeven
2153567161

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Wedeven Associates Inc.
5068a West Chester Pike Edgemont, PA 19028

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