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Non-Contact Tabletop Mechanical Testing of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90109
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-004-0283
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing
7800-A South Nogales Highway Tucson, AZ 85756-9645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Non-Contact Tabletop Mechanical Testing of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0039
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

New methods and technology to rapidly characterize UHTC creep are necessary to fully understand and exploit their high temperature properties for hypersonic vehicles and rocket nozzles. Recently, the University of Michigan has developed a rapid, table top apparatus for characterizing the oxidation behavior of UHTC's. A team comprised of Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) and the University of Michigan propose adapting the rapid oxidation system to characterize high temperature creep behavior. The objective of this proposal is to develop rapid, non-contact test methods for characterizing UHTC creep at temperatures >2200oC. The proposed method is based on Lorentz forces acting upon electrically conductive UHTC's. Creep data may be obtained continuously in-situ on small samples 3 x 4 x 50 mm in size. Ultimately, a fully developed system could provide creep data as well as ultra high temperature elastic, fracture, and fatigue properties.

Principal Investigator:

Zachary Wing
Materials Scientist
5205470861
zwing@acmtucson.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Turcotte
President
5205470855
sturcotte@acmtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING
7800-A South Nogales Highway Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 861040171
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
MSE Dept.
2300 Hayward St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact: John Halloran
Contact Phone: (734) 763-1051
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university