SBIR Phase I: Cavitation Peening to Create Deep Residual Stresses for High Strength Components

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,853.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0637424
Agency Tracking Number:
0637424
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ormond, LLC
4718 B Street NW, Suite 104, Auburn, WA, 98001
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
030321009
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Alberts
MS
(253) 854-0796
dana@ormondllc.com
Business Contact:
Daniel Alberts
MS
(253) 854-0796
dana@ormondllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an improved cavitation peening process using high-pressure water jets to introduce deep compressive residual stresses in materials to improve high-cycle fatigue (HCF) resistance. It has been shown that the introduction of deep compressive stresses can provide significant HCF performance improvements. The company has successfully demonstrated the ability to generate deep compressive stresses without causing damage using cavitaion peening. The broader impact of the technology will be to replace the more expensive laser shock peening (LSP) process, and will require inexpensive tooling (lower capital costs), absence of surface damage, improved flexibility and ability to access restricted areas such as inside bores of tubes."

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