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Multi Scale Multi Fidelity Carbon-Carbon Manufacturing Process Modeling with Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-P-5197
Agency Tracking Number: F19A-021-0098
Amount: $149,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19A-T021
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-07-10
Small Business Information
701 McMillian Way NW Suite D
Huntsville, AL 35806
United States
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Henry (Hongjun) Ran
 Sr Research Engineer
 (256) 726-4800
Business Contact
 Tanu Singhal
Phone: (256) 726-4800
Research Institution
 University of Dayton Research Institute
 Claudette M. Groeber Claudette M. Groeber
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
United States

 (937) 229-2919
 Nonprofit College or University

The proposed effort aims to deliver a novel process model for carbon-carbon manufacturing to determine thermo-mechanical properties of these materials and their components, thereby enabling a faster cycle for material development for hypersonic platforms. The proposed solution consists of (1) requirement and functionality analyses, (2) a six-level model representing the key steps of the manufacturing process for the carbon-carbon material, (3) advance surrogate modeling and data fusion methods for constructing faster and accurate models, and (4) validation of the process model by experimental data to be obtained during the Phase I efforts. The six-level model will capture details of the pyrolysis process and effects of cracks, material configurations and component geometry. By utilizing the advanced surrogate modeling and data fusion methods, accurate prediction of the thermochemical properties of the carbon-carbon materials will be feasible for a broad range of process parameters. University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) will be the academic partner on this STTR effort. UDRI will process and fabricate the C/C composite, providing processing parameters to be used in validating process models. In Phase II, efforts will focus on developing an integrated modeling suite including a detailed pyrolysis model, and comprehensive validation of the process model.

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