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Low Cost Three-Dimensional Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70323
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-248-0649
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHA STAR
5150 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY SUITE # 650 LONG BEACH, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Low Cost Three-Dimensional Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0017
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this study is to define and demonstrate low-cost 3-D ceramic matrix composite (CMC) architectures and associated manufacturing processes for application to advanced military aircraft (such as the JSF) gas turbine engine components. Three-dimensional architectures offer the potential for increased durability by enhancing interlaminar and through-thickness mechanical properties. However, ineffective and inefficient processing issues need to be resolved. Overall the effort needs to properly consider and balance the effects of the three-dimensional architecture and its associated manufacturing processes, in terms of fiber integrity and adequate densification, to achieve affordability and durability benefits. In the initial phase, the feasibility of the low-cost three-dimensional architecture and manufacturing processes will be demonstrated via fabrication and testing of coupon specimens of selected candidate 3-D CMC's. Alpha STAR's commercially available GENOA software, a verified analytic/design tool, will be utilized to: accurately predict the 3-D CMC service lifetimes; predict their inspection, repair, and maintenance intervals, and optimize the 3-D architecture/manufacturing processes for durability, damage tolerance and low cost manufacturability, thus producing a better, low-cost 3-D CMC product. Successful demonstration/verification of a life prediction analytical methodology for low cost three-dimensional ceramic composites would reduce future certification costs of any advanced engine CMC structures.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Abdi
Principal Investigator
5629851100
fabdi@alphastarcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kay Matin
President
5629851100
kmatin@alphastarcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHA STAR
5199 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY, SUITE # 410 LONG BEACH, CA 90804

EIN/Tax ID: 954246890
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No