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Ultra Fine Grain Steel Alloys by Severe Plastic Deformation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-001-0397
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10A-T001
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-07-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-02-15
Small Business Information
1963 North Main Street
Orange, CA 92865
United States
DUNS: 621604128
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Edward Chen
 (714) 283-2118
Business Contact
 Edward Chen
Title: President
Phone: (714) 283-2118
Research Institution
 Illinois Institute of Technology
 Sammy Tin
10 W. 32nd Street Building E1-202
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

 (312) 567-3780
 Nonprofit College or University

This STTR program proposes to exploit the tremendous benefits that could be offered by the development of ultra fine grain steel alloys for application to the production of high performance components for military rotorcraft applications. A severe plastic deformation technology based on isothermal forging technologies will be explored here. The goal is to demonstrate a practical, production level manufacturing approach to producing bulk-sized steel alloy components with ultra fine grain microstructures. Ultra fine grain steel alloys would be particularly advantageous for higher performance transmission/power system, engine, and airframe structures and components needed for next generation military rotorcraft. The effect of different thermomechanical conditions to achieve the requisite microstructure-properties also needs to be understood to control recrystallization and grain growth, and modeling will be performed for this purpose.

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