Airfoil Replaceable Leading Edge (ARLE) for Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Sustainment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$741,849.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-08-C-2854
Award Id:
82131
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-176-0011
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1701 Military Trail, Suite 110, Jupiter, FL, 33458
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
048159342
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Edmonds
Program Manager
(561) 427-6280
sedmonds@fttinc.com
Business Contact:
Lloyd Mazer
Contracts Manager
(561) 427-6337
lmazer@fttinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Florida Turbine Technologies proposes the development of an Airfoil Replaceable Leading Edge for the repair of Integrally Bladed Rotors. The phase 2 program will design a first stage fan rotor with an Airfoil Replaceable Leading Edge feature. The design process will include typical Finite Element Analysis plus LS-Dyna analysis of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) capability. The design will also have Fracture Mechanics analysis of a High Cycle Fatigue crack. The design will include considerations for manufacturing and repair using this new technology. Leading edge bonding material will be characterized to define properties for design analysis. Removal and replacement of the leading edge will be demonstrated. The program will conclude with a static FOD impact demonstration and dynamic spin to prove the structural integrity leading to further engine and flight testing.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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