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Bearing Analytical Software Development and Validation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-163-1759
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-163
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Wedeven Associates, Inc.
5072 West Chester Pike Edgmont, PA 19028-0646
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Bearing Analytical Software Development and Validation
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-13-M-2407
Award Amount: $149,999.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: This proposal describes an analytical software approach to model rolling element bearings for gas turbines and similar drive systems. Detailed approaches for modeling bearing material fatigue life, oil churning, and tribology are presented. The resulting analytical bearing code will enable gas turbine engineers and designers to better assess engine lubrication system thermal loads and size bearings for adequate life early in the engine design process. The proposal contains a plan to commercialize the bearing analytical code for gas turbine engines. BENEFIT: Improved analytical software will reduce design issues in development and provide more reliable engines in production. The software will also be beneficial to other high end bearing applications such as rocket turbopumps and satellites.

Principal Investigator:

Nelson Forster
Sr. Engineer
(610) 356-7161
nforster@wedeven.com

Business Contact:

Lavern D. Wedeven
President
(610) 356-7161
vwedeven@wedeven.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Wedeven Associates, Inc.
5072 West Chester Pike Edgmont, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232493236
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No