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Modeling and Simulation for Robust Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Manufacturing…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86882
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-038-0655
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AltaSim TechNologies, LLC
130 East Wilson Bridge Road Suite 140 Worthington, OH 43085-2527
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Modeling and Simulation for Robust Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Manufacturing Processes
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5225
Award Amount: $99,650.00
 

Abstract:

Increasing the power density of current jet aircraft engines requires the replacement of conventional high temperature materials by new materials capable of operating at higher temperatures. Ceramics and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) represent excellent candidates for increased use in hot engine parts due to their ability to withstand temperatures in excess of 2000 C. Due to the complexity of the manufacturing CMCs, limited guidelines exist that can readily transfer between different components. Consequently experimental approaches are needed to develop detailed manufacturing procedures. The extensive development time and budget needed for this approach can be significantly reduced if predictive design tools for the RMI process were available. This work will develop analytical tools to analyze the multiple interdependent physical phenomena of relevance for the manufacture of CMCs. The analyses will be integrated into a design tool capable of providing engineers with an environment to analyze the CMC manufacturing process thus reducing the need for iterative experimental approaches. Consequently, the costs associated with manufacturing critical CMC components will be dramatically reduced and provide engines with improved thrust and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions.

Principal Investigator:

Kyle Koppenhofer
Principal
6148617015
kyle@acescolumbus.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Crompton
Principal
6148617015
jeff@acescolumbus.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL & ENGINEERING SERVICES
750 Cross Pointe Rd., Suite E Gahanna, OH 43230

EIN/Tax ID: 431970750
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No