Non-Destructive Residual Stress Measurement in Nickel Superalloy Turbine Blades by XRD

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8103-07-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: F051-261-1102
Amount: $749,786.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-261
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
542 SW Keats Ave, Palm City, FL, 34990
DUNS: 114133213
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryant Walekr
 Program Manager
 (772) 283-3502
Business Contact
 Bryant Walker
Title: President
Phone: (772) 283-3502
Research Institution
This Phase II program will focus on completing the devleopment of X-ray diffratction techniques for measurement of residual stress in high stress locations on DS and SX gas turbine blades. The program will also design and build prototype NDE system for beta site testing at a overhaul depot for measurement of residual stress in used blades before they are returned to the engine. The prototype system and beta site testing will enable the research team to incorporate lessons learned into the initial production systems to enable commercialization of the product during a future Phase III program to quaify the inspection technique and equipment.

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