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A Tool to Improve the Prediction of Resonant Stress in Turbine Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-162-1499
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-162
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
D & P LLC
3409 N. 42nd Pl. Phoenix, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: A Tool to Improve the Prediction of Resonant Stress in Turbine Components
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-13-M-2405
Award Amount: $149,990.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: This SBIR project proposes to develop a computational aeroelasticity tool for improving the prediction of both aerodynamic forcing and aerodynamic damping and thereby resonant stresses in turbine components. This will be achieved by developing an interface between our CFD software, FlowSimulatorTM, and a commercially available FEM software, ANSYS. The validity of this computational aeroelastic approach for accurate prediction of resonant stresses in turbine components will be demonstrated with the measured unsteady pressures on the blade surface and vibratory strains for the TFE731 turbine case. BENEFIT: Design engineers in engine manufacturers like Honeywell Engines, GE Engines, Pratt Whitney, and Rolls-Royce can use the developed tool for turbine design and analysis. Design engineers in GE Energy, Vestas, etc. can use the developed tool for wind turbine design.

Principal Investigator:

Lei Tang
President
(480) 518-0981
tanglei@d-p-llc.com

Business Contact:

Lei Tang
President
(480) 518-0981
tanglei@d-p-llc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

D & P LLC
3409 N. 42nd Pl. Phoenix, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 743185214
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No