Novel Approach to the Fabrication of a C-SiC Blisk

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: NASA2080
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MER Corporation
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Kowbel
 Sr. Scientist
 (520) 574-1980
 kowbel@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 Raouf Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Currently used processing methods for fabricating C-SiC are inadequate for the production of thick sections (over 1 inch) composite structures. This proposal offers a novel approach based on the Chemical Vapor Reaction Process (CVR). A low-cost C-C composite of controlled porosity will be converted into C-SiC. Interfacial carbon coatings will be utilized to prevent fiber damage.

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