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TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT DESIGN OPTIMIZATION BY DAMAGE TOLERANCE ASSESSMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
13127
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13127
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Willis & Kaplan Inc
720 Armstrong Dr Buffalo Gorve, IL 60089
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT DESIGN OPTIMIZATION BY DAMAGE TOLERANCE ASSESSMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,750.00
 

Abstract:

DAMAGE TOLERANCE ASSESSMENT (DTA) IS USED TO VALIDATE A STRUCTURE FOR REQUIRED LIFE. ITS USE AS A DESIGN TOOL, HERETOFORE UNTRIED, IS THE PRINCIPAL SUBJECT OF THIS PROPOSAL. ADVANCES IN FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA) AND DTA IN RECENT YEARS OFFER THE POTENTIAL TO PERFORM ANALYSIS SUFFICIENTLY RAPIDLY AND EASILY FOR THEIR INTEGRATION INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS DTA NEEDS DESCRIPTIONS OF THE STRESS FIELDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF HYPOTHECATED FLAWS; A GRAPHIC INTERFACE FROM THE FEA CAN PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION; FEA NEEDS A DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOMETRY; DESCRIPTION OF GEOMETRY IS AN INITIAL STAGE OF DESIGN. BY CYCLING THROUGH THIS PROCESS, A DESIGN CAN BE OPTIMIZED FOR ITS LIFE. GEOMETRY TRANSITION ZONES ARE WHERE STRESSES ARE HIGH, WHERE CRACKS TYPICALLY ORIGINATED. FROM TRADITION AND FOR CONVENIENCE, THESE ZONES, OR "FILLETS," INVARIABLY HAVE SECTIONS DESCRIBED BY CIRCLES. CONSIDERING THE SHAPE OF A FILLET AND NOT JUST ITS SIZE AS A DESIGN VARIABLE OFFERS A POTENTIAL MEANS TO OPTIMIZE HIGHLY LOCALIZED PARTS OF A DESIGN FOR ITS LIFE CYCLE WITHOUT AFFECTING THE OVERALL DESIGN AND FUNCTION. THE SPEED AND PRECISION REQUIRED FOR THIS PROCEDURE TO BE A PRACTICAL DESIGN TOOL ALSO ENHANCE ITS APPLICABILITY TO ITS TRADITIONAL FUNCTION OF DESIGN VALIDATION.

Principal Investigator:

Mitchell P Kaplan
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Willis & Kaplan Inc
720 Armstrong Dr Buffalo Gorve, IL 60089

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