NON-METALLIC MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1128
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Patel Engineers
P.o. Box 3531, Huntsville, AL, 35810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RALPH L. MORRIS
(205) 859-5000
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ARRHENIUS METHODOLOGY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTED AS STATE-OF-THE-ART IN THE REALM OF PREDICTING THERMAL LIFE ON NON-METALLIC MATERIALS. APPLICATION OF THE ARRHENIUS METHODOLOGY REQUIRES THE AVAILABILITY OF EMPIRICAL LIFE TESTING DATA, WHICH MAY BE GENERATED FOR A VARIETY OF PHYSICAL/ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES FOR ANY GIVEN MATERIAL. A LARGE QUANTITY OF SUCH DATA HAS BEEN GENERATED BY A MULTITUDE OF SOURCES. HOWEVER, THE EXISTING INFORMATION IS FRAGMENTED. THIS PROPOSAL ADVOCATES A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP A COMPUTERIZED DATA BASE SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO LIFE PREDICTION OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS. OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE WOULD BE THE COLLECTION ASSIMILATION OF EXISTING DATA, RESULTING IN A COMPREHENSIVE DATA BASE. SUBSE QUENTLY, SOFTWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ACCESS THE DATA AND GENERATE LIFE PREDICTIONS, BASED ON BASIC OR MODIFIED ARRHENIUS LIFE EQUATIONS.THE SOFTWARE WOULD BE DEVELOPED IN A MANNER WHICH WOULD EASE ITS "TRANSPORTATION" BETWEEN VARIOUS HARDWARE SYSTEMS. IN ADDITION TO SINGULAR NON-METALLIC MATERIALS DATA, AGING PARAMETERS APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND INSULATION SYSTEMS WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE SYSTEM, WHERE APPLICABLE.

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