VENTILATED BAND SEALS FOR NON-MAGNETIC DIESELS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$353,368.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
127
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Foster-miller Inc.
350 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02254
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Andrew C. Harvey
(617) 890-3200
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NON-MAGNETIC UNLINED ALUMINUM ENGINE BLOCKS ARE CURRENTLY FEASIBLE IN GASOLINE ENGINES, BUT NOT FOR DIESELS, WHERE PRESSURE LOADINGS AT THE FOR DIESELS, WHERE PRESSURE LOADINGS AT THE NOVEL VENTILATED BAND SEAL APPROACH WILL SOLVE THAT PROBLEM,AND WILL ALSO REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION IN ANY PISTON DRIVEN DEVICE. FEATURES INCLUDE: POSITIVE CONTACT FOR LOW LEAKAGE AND DIRT EXCLUSION, A VENTILATED FACE FOR LOW FRICTION AND WEAR, RADICAL COMPLIANCE AND A STATIC BACK SEAL FOR CONFORMANCE TO BORE DISTORTIONS AND TAPER. RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN A BLIND CYLINDER WITH A PISTON RING PACK DRIVEN BY AN EXISTING SEALED SLIDER CRANK MECHANISM. A THEORETICAL MODEL WILL BE EMPIRICALLY VERIFIED.

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