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Affordable Composite Fan Containment Case with Integral Toughening Elements

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56667
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013896
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
A&P Technology
4595 East Tech Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245-1055
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Affordable Composite Fan Containment Case with Integral Toughening Elements
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-02160
Award Amount: $596,224.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed program will develop and demonstrate an affordable manufacturing approach to fabricate the latest generation of damage tolerant composite fan case designs. These designs embed a grid of stiffener ribs within the composite laminate to limit damage propagation that is initiated during the fan blade containment event. This grid blunts the crack growth and restricts damage within a safe zone that permits structural viability of the case after the blade is contained. The proposed work package will demonstrate that advanced braiding concepts can be used to fabricate these composite-toughening elements in a cost-effective manner. This economically viable fabrication method will allow widespread application of the toughened design concept and enable weight efficient, safe containment system designs for high bypass turbofan engines.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Braley
Principal Investigator
5136883233
mbraley@braider.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Head
President & CEO
5136883200
ahead@braider.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

A&P Technology
4595 East Tech Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245

EIN/Tax ID: 611274219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No