Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,898.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0419
Award Id:
95079
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-010-0626
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T010
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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Hubzone Owned:
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Minority Owned:
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Woman Owned:
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Duns:
603371238
Principal Investigator:
FRANK ABDI
CHEIF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
(562) 985-1100
FABDI@ALPHASTARCORP.COM
Business Contact:
KAY MATIN
PRESIDENT
(562) 985-1100
KMATIN@ALPHASTARCORP.COM
Research Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
GREG MOSCHER
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPART
ASEC RM 110
AKRON, OH, 44325
(330) 972-7741
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
A significant barrier to the insertion of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials into advanced aircraft engines is their inherent lack of toughness under foreign object Damage (FOD) as well as post FOD. Our team will develop and demonstrate a physics-based model for FOD/post FOD in CMC's. The model will incorporate physical mechanisms associated with impact for two different CMC systems: a) matrix-dominated system and b) fiber-dominated system. Our methodology will address impact and post-impact of both "as-built" and "as-is" CMC's. It will account for architecture (2D/3D-nano) and CMC manufacturing (layered thickness, void shape/size, interfacial strength, micro-crack formation) taking advantage of the strength and toughness enhancing effect of different length scales of CMC structure. The model will be incorporated into our commercial progressive failure analysis software GENOA, that integrates commercial FEA and enhances their accuracy limitation. It will be validated using available CMC impact test data from NAVAIR SiC/SiC and Oxide/Oxide for a range of FOD tests. We will determine the feasibility for performing impact tests with Acoustic Emission/Electrical Resistance monitoring as damage assessment and health monitoring techniques that relates to damage model and life prediction. In Phase II high temperature impact testing will be conducted to further validate our model.

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