FIBER-REINFORCED SUPERALLOY MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS ARE EMERGING AS HIGH PERFORMANCE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS IN ADVANCED GAS TURBINE ENGINES AND OTHER ADVANCED ENGINEERING SYSTEMS.

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2719
Agency Tracking Number:
2719
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 3, N Billerica, MA, 01862
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RANJAN RAY PRESIDENT
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
FIBER-REINFORCED SUPERALLOY MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS ARE EMERGING AS HIGH PERFORMANCE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS IN ADVANCED GAS TURBINE ENGINES AND OTHER ADVANCED ENGINEERING SYSTEMS. ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING MATERIALS BEING CONSIDERED FOR OPERATION AT HIGH TEMPERATURES IS A COMPOSITE OF A NICKEL- OR IRON-BASED SUPERALLOY REINFORCED WITH REFRACTORY METAL FIBERS. THE ATTRACTIVE HIGH STRENGTH POTENTIAL OF REFRACTORY FIBER COMPOSITES IS LARGELY BASED ON THE PROPERTIES OF THE FIBER. AS SUCH THERE IS A NEED FOR METALLIC FIBERS WITH IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE STRENGTH. THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH WILL EXPLORE A NEW PROCESS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF RAPID SOLIDIFICATION TO FABRICATE REFRACTORY METAL ALLOYS AS FIBERS DIRECTLY CAST FROM MELT. DEVELOPMENT OF NEW REFRACTORY METAL-BASE ALLOY COMPOSITIONS PROCESSABLE AS FIBERS POSSESSING SUPERIOR HIGH TEMPERATURE STRENGTH WILL ALSO BE PURSUED IN PHASE I.

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