Gearbox Load and Life Simulation Software

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,041,100.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0400
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-017-0201
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-017
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
VEXTEC Corporation
750 Old Hickory Blvd, Bldg. 2, Suite 270, Brentwood, TN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128193997
Principal Investigator:
Richard Holmes
Director of Modeling&Si
(615) 372-0299
rholmes@vextec.com
Business Contact:
Loren Nasser
CEO, President
(615) 372-0299
lnasser@vextec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of this proposed effort is to build a gearbox system life simulator that is capable of estimating loads and life of components (e.g., recommended removal time) based on the users’ drive system design parameters (dimension, weight, diameter, number of teeth, material, loads, gear ratios, etc). This VEXTEC SBIR Phase II will take advantage of several previous DoD technology development investments. Under Phase I feasibility demonstration, the existing high fidelity modeling capability was enhanced with the addition of gearbox mission variability to a representative helicopter transmission system, resulting in a demonstrator tool. Over the Phase II period, this methodology will be further enhanced with an expanded helicopter transmission system and a robust complex mission capability to study transmission system durability under fielded conditions.

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