Corrosion Modeling and Life Prediction Supporting Structural Prognostic Health Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5022
Agency Tracking Number: F061-091-0460
Amount: $99,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-091
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
DUNS: 073955507
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Kacprzynski
 Manager, Advanced Programs
 (585) 424-1990
Business Contact
 Mark Redding
Title: President
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Research Institution
Objective: Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Ohio State University (OSU) and with the support of Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, propose to develop a novel framework for corrosion prognosis addressing corrosion initiation and differentiation physics of failure models, imperfect damage estimates and global to local electrochemical transfer functions. Using both new and historical data on aerospace aluminum alloys available at the OSU Fontana Corrosion Center, the research team will develop reasoning methods for capturing the influence of key microclimatic, metallurgical and electrochemical effects on corrosion initiation and failure mode differentiation. In addition, a Bayesian Inference tool will be developed to calibrate the physics-of-failure models as evidence from inspection becomes available so that the frequency of such inspections may be reduced or eliminated as the prognostic system is validated. Being fully aware of costs of corrosion inspections and limitations on obtaining microclimatic data, the team will report on the relative benefit of obtaining and tracking various data types within the constraints of planned autonomic logistics systems and provide suggested interface design specifications for a corrosion PHM module. Finally, a comprehensive software demonstration of the corrosion prognosis module will be developed and presented illustrating model-based damage predictions vs. experimental data.

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