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A System for Conducting Sophisticated Mechanical Tests In Situ with High Energy…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99495
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
95622
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
18 b
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: A System for Conducting Sophisticated Mechanical Tests In Situ with High Energy Synchrotron X-Rays
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85864
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Experiments using synchrotron radiation to understand engineering material failure modes such as fracture and fatigue require specialized machinery. This machinery must be able to induce these failure modes on material specimen while adhering to strict size, weight, and geometric limitations dictated by radiation diffraction measurement techniques. This project will develop a load frame that is capable of inducing fracture from excessive load and fatigue from cyclically varying load on material specimen while x-rays explore the deformation at microscopic length scales. The load frame will be compatible with positioning and weight requirements as prescribed by the radiation diffraction methods employed during the experiments. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: We currently compensate for our lack of understanding of fracture and fatigue by employing factors of safety in crucial system components

Principal Investigator:

Jeremy Weiss
Mr.
9733269920
jaw@mechsol.com

Business Contact:

Eric Olson
Mr.
9733269920
ejo@mechsol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mechanical Solutions, Incorporated
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981

EIN/Tax ID: 223476647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No